Clare College - University of Cambridge

Welcome to Clare College, the University of Cambridge's second oldest college.

Founded in 1326, Clare College is home to seventeenth century architecture, stunning gardens, and a riverside location in the heart of the city. Warm, forward thinking, and with a reputation for academic excellence, Clare welcomes students of all backgrounds to a community in which they will thrive academically and personally. 

Clare in Numbers






years of admitting women


Nobel Prize winners

Meet our students

Studying in the Library
As a medical student, I’m one of the frequent library dwellers, and Clare’s Forbes Mellon Library is such a lovely and warm environment to work in, conveniently placed in the middle of Memorial Court! I live in Castle Court this year, and it’s really nice to cycle to Memorial Court in the afternoon with some friends, work for a couple of hours, before a walk through the beautiful Old Court and over Clare bridge to enjoy a Buttery dinner (especially roast on Sundays!).
Jenny, Clare Student

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