How to choose a college at Oxford and Cambridge

Once you have an offer from either of these institutions, then the fun begins! Although you are guaranteed a place in a college, the business schools allow you to submit a preference. If you are not accepted into your preferred college, then you are placed into one of the colleges according to availability. Both universities have over 30 colleges. In general, if a college was founded before the 17th century, it is considered ‘old’. This is obviously shocking for outsiders but is quite normal as both universities came into existence by the early 1200s! The older colleges are usually located close to the center of the city and have the feeling of being out of a Harry Potter movie. I suggest th