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St Catharine’s is a welcoming, medium-size College for men and women, 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 applicants’ 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 will 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, those in their middle years live in attractive flats on Grange Road, still 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 Fair Trade 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.


College Staff


Professor Sir Mark Welland

Admissions Tutors

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

Senior Tutor

Dr Miranda Griffin

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
Open Days 2018 

See the College website for information and booking

All subjects: 7 July, 8 September, 15 September

See also Cambridge Open Days

My time at Catz has left me with a wide circle of close friends in many different walks of life, and even after graduating College still feels as familiar and welcoming whenever I return.


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