University of Oxford

Overview

  • Oxford University is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Teaching has been taking place in Oxford since 1096.
  • Former Oxford students include 25 British Prime Ministers; at least 30 international leaders; 47 Nobel Prize winners; six current holders of the Order of Merit; at least 6 kings, 12 saints and 20 Archbishops of Canterbury; some 50 Olympic medal winners; 10 Chief Executive Officers and 9 Chairmen of UK FTSE 100 companies.
  • Institution ranking
    2
  • Year established
    1096
  • Location
    Central England
  • Registered students
    24640
  • Students satisfaction
    92%

Academic specialism

  • Courses are academic rather than vocational.
  • Oxford excels across the board in both sciences and arts subjects.

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University of Oxford
University Offices
Wellington Square
OX1 2JD
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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Telephone:
+44 (0)1865 279207
Website

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Location

  • About 100km north-west of London, with excellent links to the capital and the rest of the country.
  • Oxford is a lively medium-sized city with a total student population of over 40,000 (including students at both Oxford and Oxford Brookes).
  • Most university and college buildings are located in the centre and are easily reached on foot or by bike.