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Catz’s reputation as a friendly college is definitely well-earned! As well as the many welcoming faces you see around college, Catz puts a lot of effort into its student welfare system, which has your back every step of the way.

Anousha and Alex

St Catharine’s is a welcoming, medium-size College, situated right in the centre of town. A lively and diverse community, we have earned a reputation for friendliness and academic success.

Founded in 1473, St Catharine’s is an extremely supportive College, with a strong community spirit between students and staff. We’ve gathered a dedicated and approachable team of teaching staff committed to helping our students realise their academic potential, and excellent pastoral support staff.

Our admissions decisions are based solely on an applicant's academic ability – proven and potential – and we strongly encourage applications from the widest possible range of students, regardless of educational background. We interview most applicants, and do everything we can to make the admissions process as positive as possible.

All students are accommodated throughout their three- or four-year undergraduate course – first- and final-year students live on the main site and those in their middle years live in attractive flats on Grange Road, close to the heart of the University.

The College offers excellent facilities for study and recreation. Our two libraries are among the best in Cambridge, there are well-maintained computing facilities, and all student rooms have high speed internet access. The College has a small auditorium as well as a larger venue and a new student bar. Our sports facilities include extensive playing fields; squash, badminton and tennis courts; a gym; an all-weather AstroTurf hockey pitch; and an extensively refurbished boathouse. Our active choir records and tours regularly. We were also proud to be the first College to be awarded Fairtrade status.

Our Admissions Office is happy to receive enquiries from and arrange visits to St Catharine’s for any prospective applicants. Further detailed and up-to-date information can be found on our website.

UCAS Campus Code 

Trumpington Street
01223 338319
Courses Available 
All courses except Architecture, Education, History of Art and Linguistics
Student Numbers 
440 undergraduates
c135 admitted each year
220 postgraduates

Admissions Tutors

  • Dr David Bainbridge (sciences)
  • Dr Ivan Scales (arts)

Senior Tutor
Dr Holly Canuto

College Open Days 

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