Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge is the fourth-oldest university in the world.
Hinc lucem et pocula sacra (From this place, we gain enlightenment and precious knowledge).
Total students: 23,380 (2019 figures)
11,528 members of staff employed in academic, academic-related, contract research, technical, clerical and secretarial roles.
As of September 2018, Cambridge had more than 298,000 living alumni, with significant numbers in the UK, China, USA, Australia and Hong Kong.
The University is made up of 31 constituent Colleges.
18,378 people applied for around 3,000 undergraduate places in 2018. Over 65% of these came from state schools.
Chancellor: The Lord Sainsbury of Turville
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Stephen J Toope
Among our alumni we have 110 Nobel Prize Laureates, 47 Heads of State, 190 Olympic Medalists
Over 90% of former students are in employment or undertaking further studies six months following graduation
A global University
Cambridge is a globally diverse institution and our students come from over 147 different countries.
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