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John’s stood out to me because it has a really strong community – walking around everyone is always friendly and approachable. It still feels crazy to me that I’m basically living in a castle but at the end of the day it is just student accommodation and John’s manages to be both beautiful and homely.


St John’s is a spectacularly beautiful College located on the River Cam at the heart of the city centre. Founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort in 1511, St John’s combines 500 years of history with pioneering research and award-winning teaching. We are one of the largest Colleges and welcome around 170 new undergraduate students every year from a variety of backgrounds. Our diverse student body means that no matter where you come from, you will find like-minded people here who you can develop new ideas and forge lifelong friendships with.

All of our students are guaranteed accommodation throughout their time in Cambridge, which helps build the strong sense of community St John’s is so famous for. You will rarely be able to cross our ancient courts to go from your room to the dining hall, the free onsite laundry, gym or bar without running into someone you know. We have more than 40 student-run societies and sports teams, so there is always something going on.

Terms here are challenging and exhilarating but that is because Cambridge offers one of the most transformative learning experiences in the world. At St John’s you will live and work alongside leading academics who are undertaking globally significant research in their field. However small your subject, there is someone here working in your discipline who will encourage and support you – pastoral support is at the heart of our teaching.

Whatever your circumstances, if you think you have got what it takes to become part of St John’s, then we want to hear from you.

UCAS Campus Code 

St John’s Street
01223 338703
Courses Available 
All courses
Student Numbers 
658 undergraduates
c170 admitted each year
319 postgraduates

Admissions Tutor
Dr Victoria Harvey

Director of Education and Senior Tutor
Dr Mark Nicholls 

College Open Days 

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