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St John’s College, Oxford, is the Best Oxbridge College

Image credit: KathrynW1 on Flickr St John’s College, Oxford, has been ranked as the best Oxbridge college by a new ranking in The Telegraph. An Oxbridge education is seen as the gold standard of education in the UK, but debate has long reigned over which college has the most to offer. This new ranking attempts to answer that question, by looking at certain key data as well as the opinions of recent graduates. Of course, whichever college you attend you will still be getting a degree from one of the highest-ranked universities in the world (the University of Oxford is fourth and the University of Cambridge seventh in the most recent QS World University Rankings). Plus, you’ll even get longer holidays than at any other UK university! Only two colleges from Cambridge are included in the Telegraph’s top 10, which can be seen below. Oxbridge College League Table: Top 10 Rank College University Score (max 40) 1 St John’s Oxford 36.7 2 Trinity Cambridge 35.9 3 Magdalen Oxford 35.6 4 Christ Church Oxford 35.5 5 Merton Oxford 35.4 6 Queen’s Oxford 35.3 7 Corpus Christi Oxford 35.1 8 St John’s Cambridge 35 9 Trinity Oxford 34.1 10 University Oxford 33.9
Why this matters The universities of Oxford and Cambridge operate under a collegiate system, with students applying to a college of around 300 to 800 students rather than the university as a whole. The college you choose can have a huge impact on your university experience, both personal and academic, so it’s worth doing your research if you’re thinking of applying to Oxbridge. This ranking assessed Oxbridge colleges across four key areas: financial assets, academic performance, lifestyle and accommodation. The individual areas are ranked on a scale of one to 10, and these are added together to achieve an overall score out of 40. It’s worth exploring the full results when deciding which college is the best fit for you. Interestingly, different colleges came top for each of the ranking indicators. Trinity College Cambridge scored 10 for financial assets (the college owns more land than Queen Elizabeth II), while Oxford’s Merton College achieved a perfect score for academic performance. Wadham College, Oxford, and Homerton College, Cambridge, scored full marks for Lifestyle and Accommodation respectively – but neither made it into the overall top 10. Although St John’s didn’t come first in any of the four ranking indicators, it scored consistently highly across all areas and that’s why it’s ranked first overall. They score phenomenally well for financial assets, with net assets of £631.6 million and an endowment of £551.5 million – around £1 million of assets per student. The college is noted for its generosity, offering a huge range of scholarships, bursaries and grants. Tom Ough, an alumnus of St John’s, told the Telegraph: “We had something like £250 a year to spend on books, we had travel grants and scholarships, and, if we fell on hard times, we could apply for emergency funding…fundamentally, St John’s generosity made my time at Oxford a whole lot easier. For others, it made their time at Oxford possible.” Site section United Kingdom Article abstract Discover which Oxbridge colleges rank highest according to The Telegraph s new ranking here. Article date 10:00am Article lead image Call to action Find out more about studying in the UK with our handy guide Featured article No Dynamic path where-to-study/europe/united-kingdom Category UK QS scholarship? This is not a QS scholarship Slider on top Shared Tag United Kingdom UK - Top Universities All Profiles No


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