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King's College students playing kayak polo, where a team member is about to score into their opponent's goal


From day one, everyone I’ve met at King’s has been so nice and friendly! There’s a great sense of community within the College and you can always find your own crowd and friends, as people here really welcome diversity and accept you for who you are.


King’s has a long history of intellectual, artistic and social innovation. We were among the first of the historically male Colleges to admit women, and we have played a leading role in attracting ethnic minorities and state-educated students to Cambridge.

King’s is a vibrant, diverse and welcoming community which actively encourages applications from all schools and colleges, both in the UK and overseas.


There’s a wide choice of accommodation, both en suite and with shared facilities.

Meals are offered in the grand College Hall but you can always eat in the coffee shop or cook for yourself in a shared kitchen.


Our recently refurbished bar – used for meetings, musical performances and open mic nights – is the heart of the College social life. The adjoining coffee shop provides a convenient study space.

We offer:

  • sports facilities 
  • punts and kayaks 
  • music practice rooms 
  • a dark room, for photography 
  • clubs and societies 
  • student-run club nights 
  • an Art Centre which runs classes for all members

Location and student life

King’s stands in the centre of Cambridge, with its splendid grounds and buildings stretching to the River Cam and beyond.

The College has a high ratio of teaching academics to undergraduates, and relations between members of the College are informal.

Our students are represented on College committees and are fully engaged in the College’s rich intellectual and social life. Our academic standards are high and we take intellectual life seriously. King’s makes every effort to support students in their academic work and University lives, providing an excellent library, welcoming work spaces, and a committed tutorial team.

King’s is justly renowned for its music and Chapel. In addition to our celebrated male-voice choir, there’s also King’s Voices (a mixed choir), a student orchestra and a musical society.

At King’s, it’s your academic potential that matters most and all students, regardless of background, can prosper here.

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UCAS Campus Code 

King’s Parade
01223 331255
Courses Available 
All courses except Education, Land Economy and Veterinary Medicine
Student Numbers 
464 undergraduates
c135 admitted each year
333 postgraduates

Admissions Tutor

Dr Zoe Adams

Senior Tutor
Dr Myfanwy Hill

College Open Days 

Check College website for information.
See also Cambridge Open Days.