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The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. It is located in the town of Cambridge — just an hour from the city of London. The university is a collegiate public research institution and home to more than 18,000 students and 9,000 staff. There are 31 colleges, some of which date back to the 13th century, and more than 100 academic departments.
Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge’s 800-year history makes it the fourth-oldest university in the world and the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world.
Cambridge's 6 schools are spread across the university’s colleges: Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences and Technology.
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What percentage of Cambridge students are male and what percentage are female?
52% male and 48% female
How hard is it to get into Cambridge?
While Cambridge’s overall acceptance rate is approximately 20%, for many courses the rate is much lower. Cambridge is one of the most competitive schools in the UK.
Cambridge's economics course provides a sound understanding of core, pure and applied economics. Students study economics in depth, alongside mathematics, statistics, history, sociology and politics.
Cambridge's medicine course provides the education and training required to be one of tomorrow’s doctors, reflecting the latest advances in medical sciences and practice.
Analysis and interpretation, logical reasoning, ethical judgement, political liberty and social control: Law at Cambridge allows undergraduates to see law in its historical and social contexts.
Natural Sciences is the framework within which most science subjects are taught at Cambridge, offering a wide range of physical and biological science subjects from 16 departments.
Cambridge is renowned for its excellent mathematics course. Equally challenging and rewarding, it offers the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects: from abstract logic problems to black holes.
Cambridge's HSPS degree encompasses politics and international relations, social anthropology and sociology. Students specialise in 1 or 2 of these subjects while enjoying further course flexibility.
Cambridge boasts some of the most accomplished alumni in the world including 92 Nobel Laureate affiliates whose prizes cover every category. The university has educated eminent mathematicians, scientists, politicians, lawyers, philosophers, writers, actors and heads of state with notable graduates including Charles Darwin, Prince Charles, physicist Robert Oppenheimer and actor Ian McKellen.