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St Edmund’s is a tight-knit community: our intimate College cultivates academic rigour, promotes wellbeing and forges life-long friendships.


St Edmund’s has an international and multidisciplinary flavour. Half of our student body are from overseas, with almost 80 countries represented.

Most of our students are postgraduates, but St Edmund’s student community also includes 124 mature undergraduates (aged 21 or over), including some students studying for a second undergraduate degree.

The College sits in six acres of parkland and is conveniently placed for the arts faculties, the West Cambridge Site, the Veterinary School, the University Library and the city centre. The College site has 335 single student rooms with nearly two thirds of these en suite. Our dining hall offers up to three meals a day as well as formal meals at least once a week during term time. Students are also welcome to cook their own meals in our well-appointed kitchens.

Our library building includes a large reception/lecture room, teaching rooms, a gym and a music practice room. We also have our own coffee shop, Edspresso, and two large common rooms with free tea, coffee and homemade cookies provided twice a day.

The students, staff and Fellows of St Edmund’s form a single community with the student body led by a lively executive committee that runs the College bar, student societies and a host of social events.

The numerous College clubs and societies include the choir and those for Law, sports and music. Many College members participate in their field at University and national level.

The Chapel reflects the Catholic heritage of the College and is open to other Christian bodies. It’s also open to all members of the College as a place of quiet prayer and contemplation. The Von Hügel Institute for Critical Catholic Inquiry also enriches the life of the College.

UCAS Campus Code 

Mount Pleasant
01223 336086
Courses Available 
All courses
Student Numbers 
For students aged 21 and over (mature students)
124 mature undergraduates
c45 admitted each year
463 postgraduates

Admissions Tutor
Dr Martin Thompson

Senior Tutor
Dr Judith Bunbury

College Open Days 

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