Located in the centre of the city of Cambridge, 50 miles north of London, the University of Cambridge is a collegiate public research institution, and home to more than 24,000 students from all corners of the globe. With its reputation for excellence and traditional academic values, Cambridge often ranks amongst the very top universities in the world for teaching and research quality, international outlook, and reputation amongst employers. The University has a diverse and vibrant student community, with around 25% of undergraduates and more than 50% of postgraduates coming from outside the UK, representing around 140 countries.
In addition to faculties and departments in different academic subjects, Cambridge consists of 31 Colleges. As well as being a member of the University, students also belong to a smaller College community. Beyond being somewhere to live, study and socialise, Colleges provide students with tailored academic and pastoral support, becoming their Cambridge 'home from home'.