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Going to Clare has been an amazing experience and I’ve never felt like I didn’t belong in this vibrant community. It’s such a friendly and nurturing environment; there are so many opportunities and societies to get involved in.


Founded in 1326, Clare is the second oldest College in Cambridge, home to a thriving community of students and teaching Fellows from all over the world.

Clare was founded on inclusivity, and was amongst the first Cambridge Colleges to become co-educational in 1972. Our Admissions Tutors continue to look for bright, engaged students with the potential to thrive at Cambridge.

We welcome applicants from all social and educational backgrounds; what matters is not where you come from, but what you could achieve at Clare. If you’re an independent thinker, relish a challenge, and aspire to study at the highest level with experts in your chosen field, consider applying to Clare.


We guarantee accommodation for at least three years of an undergraduate course.

First year students live together in the tranquil Memorial Court, just across the river from Old Court. From your second year, you will live ten minutes’ walk away in Castle Court, so you will never be far from College facilities.

Most students choose to eat with friends in the Buttery or the new riverside café, but we also provide basic cooking facilities, and a range of accommodation, including en suite, is available.


Facilities at Clare include:

  • a well-stocked library
  • access to sports facilities (off site)
  • a gym
  • a boathouse
  • music practice rooms

Location and student life

Nestled between the city centre and the River Cam, Clare’s Old Court and gardens form part of the famed Cambridge ‘Backs’ and offer our students a calm oasis to call home.

Our location is unsurpassed: the University Library is immediately adjacent to the College site, and many faculties and departments are also nearby.

Our students run a wide range of societies, including politics, drama, careers, and numerous sports clubs. We are known for our strong musical tradition, with an internationally renowned choir.

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UCAS Campus Code 

Trinity Lane
01223 333246
Courses Available 
All courses
Student Numbers 
481 undergraduates
c135 admitted each year
243 postgraduates

Admissions Tutors

  • Dr Timothy Chesters (arts)
  • Dr Andrew Carter (sciences)

Senior Tutor

Dr Jacqueline Tasioulas

College Open Days 

Check College website for information.
See also Cambridge Open Days.

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