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Undergraduate Study



I love Newnham because it makes me feel endlessly capable of trying new things, learning and working, as well as having fun!


150 years ago, a group of radicals – philosophers, campaigners, scientists, writers – came together to create a Cambridge College unlike any other. They dreamt of a College that would be friendly and challenging, with huge gardens open to everyone, and where Fellows and students would talk on equal terms. Newnham today makes that real.

Our founders wanted a College that would be beautiful and sociable, with warm brick buildings looking out to stunning gardens where students picnic, work and relax. From historic rooms with balconies to stylish modern en suite rooms, all Newnham undergraduates live on site and are always close to their friends.

Newnham is a College for women, led by women. It’s a place where you’ll see women hold the most senior roles; where you’ll have the support to live life to your full potential. Your teaching and social life will be with women and men from across the University, and you’ll come home to a College that supports women 100 per cent.

Our gorgeous library, one of the best in Cambridge, was first built in 1897, when early women students couldn’t use the University libraries. Old Labs, the original women’s laboratories, are now a performance space.

Our spacious central site is right next to the Sidgwick Site, with the science and engineering departments 5 minutes’ cycle away. Our sports fields, tennis and netball courts are all on site; so is our roof-top glass-walled gym, looking out over the Cambridge skyline.

Students enjoy choosing between well-equipped kitchens to cook with friends, the Buttery for relaxed meals, or dining in style in Hall. And there’s always coffee and cake at our chilled café-bar.

If you want to dream big, and receive practical support for your dreams, join us.


UCAS Campus Code 

Sidgwick Avenue
01223 335783
Courses Available 
All courses except Economics and Education
Student Numbers 
For female students only
380 undergraduates
c120 admitted each year
290 postgraduates

Admissions Tutors

  • Dr Sam Lucy
  • Dr Róisín Owens

Senior Tutor
Prof Liba Taub

College Open Days 

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