Which College?

How to choose a college


As with all subjects at Oxford, undergraduates will belong to one of the many colleges, most of which have their own websites. You can find more general information on the Colleges section of the University of Oxford's website.

Whilst every undergraduate college offers Maths, if you choose to study one of our joint schools (Maths & Statistics, Maths & Philosophy, or Maths & Computer Science) your college choice is more limited. In particular Balliol, Hertford, Oriel, and Pembroke do not offer Maths & Statistics. Brasenose, Hertford, Jesus, Lincoln, Mansfield, Pembroke, Queen's, St Edmund Hall, St Hilda's, St Peter's, and Trinity do not offer Maths & Computer Science. Keble, Lincoln and Mansfield do not offer Maths & Philosophy.

As lectures are organised centrally by the department, there is very little difference in the maths you will learn at the different colleges. Things that might influence your college choice include the cost of accommodation, whether accommodation is provided throughout your degree, and whether the college has a society that you are particularly interested in (for instance, an orchestra or particular sports team). 

However, you do not need to choose a college. If you've spent all your decision-making on choosing the right course for you, or you don't mind which college you study at, then you can make an open application. In this case, the university will centrally allocate you to a particular college. It's also worth noting that around a quarter of successful applicants are made offers by the college they didn't apply to (though they seem to end up liking their college anyway!).

If you're unsure how to choose a college, we recommend the Oxford University Student's Union (OUSU) College Suggester. You may also like to consider the College Rent and other charges section of the University website.

List of college sites


Which Course?

See which of our four undergraduate degrees (Mathematics, Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics and Philosophy, Mathematics and Computer Science) interests you the most.

How to Apply

A guide to the application process for applicants, as well as key dates.

Maths Admissions Test

Past papers, solutions, and information about how to register for the MAT.

Our Offer

A guide to the conditional offers made by our department for all undergraduate courses.