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All colleges are academically strong, and your course (lectures, practicals, seminars, etc.) will be the same regardless of the college you attend.

Moreover, the college to which you apply has no bearing on your chances of gaining a place: the ratio of interviews to places is the same across all the colleges (so colleges with large numbers of places see more applicants at interview). Your focus should therefore be on the style and content of the programme we offer, not on comparing colleges.

Finally, every applicant is interviewed at two colleges, helping to ensure that the strength of each college's cohort of applicants is very similar. And because of this, around a third of the successful candidates are placed at a college other than the one they chose (or they were assigned to as open applicants).

If you don't have a strong view about a particular college, we encourage you to make an 'open' application that allows us to assign you to a college based on the numbers of available places and the number of applications. This is designed to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to compete for the available places. However, if you have decided that one particular college appeals to you - perhaps because of its location or its facilities - then you should specify that college on application form.

The following colleges are expected to consider applicants for Biomedical Sciences (2017 entry):

  • Balliol College
  • Corpus Christi College
  • Exeter College
  • Keble College
  • Lincoln College
  • Magdalen College
  • New College
  • Oriel College
  • The Queen's College
  • St Anne's College
  • St Catherine's College
  • St Edmund Hall
  • St Hilda's College
  • St Hugh’s College
  • St John’s College
  • University College

You can learn more about these colleges, and the University's collegiate system more generally, by looking at the following pages: