Established: 1209 (fourth oldest university in Europe)
Number of new students in 2015:
3,449 new undergraduates admitted
3,556 new graduates admitted
International undergraduate students admitted in 2015: 782
International graduate students admitted in 2015: 2313
Top ten international student nationalities for 2015 entry (undergrad):
Number of colleges: 31 (29 undergraduate)
British Prime Ministers: 15
Olympic medal winners: 123
Nobel prize winners: 61 (former undergraduates)
Number of undergraduate courses offered: 30
UK & EU students: £9,250 per year
Six months after graduation, only 3% of Cambridge alumni were looking for work or further education.
Cambridge is indisputably one of the world’s best and most prestigious universities. With the UK’s highest endowment, Cambridge is a research powerhouse, and is closely associated with the high-tech business cluster known as the ‘Silicon Fen’. It has a very similar collegiate system and teaching style to Oxford, and is the only other university in the UK to regularly offer all of its students one-on-one tutorials. Graduates from Cambridge are highly sought after by employers in a wide range of fields and enjoy significantly higher starting salaries than graduates from other UK universities.
The city itself is also a major attraction. Considered to be one of the most picturesque cities in the country, Cambridge nonetheless offers a range of cultural attractions and plenty of places to socialise. It’s also about an hour from London, meaning all of the capital’s landmarks, museums, theatres and music venues are within reach.
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