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he first thing most students tell you when you ask about St John’s College is that it is the richest of the Oxford Colleges. If that’s all you’re told, though, then you’ll be missing a lot.


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Founded in the 15th Century, St John’s provides a rich variety of facilities, experiences and atmosphere for students. It is one of the few colleges that can offer undergrads housing in the city centre, in college, for every year of their course, and it offers the widest range of undergraduate courses. With a fantastic access scheme, students come from many diverse backgrounds, and it has one of the highest proportions of state school students of the colleges here in Oxford.


St John’s features prominently in academic league tables but don’t go thinking that it is full of bookworms! College members get involved in a whole array of activities, from sports and journalism to Oxford’s social scene and student politics. The college is the only one in Oxford to have their own TV station – SJCTV!


There is a fine array of facilities: three computer rooms with free printing (one of very few colleges to offer this), two games


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rooms with table tennis and pool tables, an ear-warming jukebox, one of the best-stocked college libraries, music practice rooms and a TV room with a large plasma screen (complete with a total home entertainment system).


Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served every day in a beautiful dining hall at some of the lowest prices in Oxford. On Sundays you can enjoy three delicious courses for as little as £3.50, with the choir singing a Latin grace beforehand. The gardens are gorgeous - perfect for a relaxing stroll, and if chess is your thing, there’s a giant set to entertain you.


The sports facilities are also first class: there are two spacious well-equipped gyms and squash courts right on site. The sports ground is just a ten minute walk up the road with football, rugby, tennis and netball facilities. With the University Parks even closer, it is ideal for a quick game of five-a-side or a picnic in summer.


And while the fact that we’re loaded isn’t the most important thing, it does mean that there’s plenty of support for you – grants are offered for trips abroad, welfare provisions, academic excellence and pretty much anything else you can think of!


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Breakfast costs about £1, lunch about £2 and formal hall from £3. All are available every day.


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