- % Full Time students
- UK : International
- 84 : 16
- Undergraduate : Postgraduate
- 64 : 36
The University of Cambridge (informally known as Cambridge University or Cambridge) is a public research university located in Cambridge, United Kingdom. It is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world (after the University of Oxford), and the seventh-oldest in the world. In post-nominals the university’s name is abbreviated as Cantab, a shortened form of Cantabrigiensis (an adjective derived from Cantabrigia, the Latinised form of Cambridge).
The university grew out of an association of Cambridge scholars that was formed in 1209, early records suggest, by scholars leaving Oxford after a dispute with townsfolk. The two “ancient universities” have many common features and are often jointly referred to as Oxbridge. In addition to cultural and practical associations as a historic part of British society, they have a long history of rivalry with each other.
Cambridge ranks first in the world in the 2011 QS World University Rankings, sixth in the world in the 2011 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and fifth in the world (and first in Europe) in the 2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities. Cambridge regularly contends with Oxford for first place in UK league tables. In the two most recently published rankings of UK universities by The Guardian newspaper, Cambridge was ranked first. In 2011, Cambridge ranked third, after Harvard and MIT, in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings. Graduates of the university have won a total of 65 Nobel Prizes, the most of any university in the world.
Cambridge is a member of the Coimbra Group, the G5, the International Alliance of Research Universities, theLeague of European Research Universities and the Russell Group of research-led British universities. It forms part of the ’Golden Triangle’ of British universities.
Total Cost of Education for University of Cambridge
The TCE (Total Cost of Education) that has been generated for University of Cambridge is a combination of drink/fast-food costs, living and housing costs, typical food shopping costs and a collection of the tuition fees that a student will receive across a typical three year degree.
Please be aware that all the above are estimates and these values may not be accurate at this present time.
How do we calculate our TCE totals?
The totals above for our TCE (Total Costs of Education) have been collected from universities, students, private rented accommodation, supermarkets, SFE (Student Finance England), HESA and many other companies. Drinks cost's value is a median that has been generated from University of Cambridge students' union bar from the top 3 purchased drinks.
Our average shopping trip value is currently generated from Tesco and is a collection of typical food's a student may purchase across a 10-14 day period. We do understand this may vary from time to time and this is why we have added a full shopping list to what we deem 'typical purchases' which is available here.
Accommodation Available for University of Cambridge
- Average Drink Price: £1.95
- Students in Halls of Residence: unknown
Sports Available at University of Cambridge
Clay Pigeon Shooting