About the College

“It is definitely one of the colleges that is open, friendly and welcoming”

Sara, student

Churchill College is one of the larger Cambridge colleges, home to around 485 undergraduates and 390 postgraduates, most of whom live on-site.

Our expansive 42 acre campus includes on-site gym, Music Centre, Archives Centre, theatre, recording studio, sports fields, squash court, dance studio and more. Churchill College provides academic and pastoral support, accommodation, dining, and a varied range of social activities, clubs and societies.

Churchill College was founded in 1960, and dedicated to three special purposes, to which it remains committed: 

  • A statutory requirement that 70% of students and academic staff are focused on science and technology. As a large College, this is richly complemented by the 30 per cent dedicated to the arts and humanities (typically over 200 students).
  • An emphasis on postgraduate education, having a statutory requirement that approximately one-third of its students study for master’s or doctoral degrees.
  • An emphasis on visiting fellowships, which has brought hundreds of distinguished scholars to Cambridge from around the world.

In addition, we prioritise sustainability in how we operate; accessibility both in making our site accessible to everyone, in widening participation; and academic excellence.

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