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Why Girton

Girton College’s beautiful setting matches its open, friendly and inclusive atmosphere

Founded on values of equality and diversity, Girton offers every student superb facilities in which to live and learn.  Whatever your subject, you receive top-class tuition, excellent support and an opportunity to exceed your expectations.

Academic excellence

Four out of five Girton students earned a First or 2.1 classmark in their Tripos assessments last year. Read more about the range of subjects we offer


We take around 145 new undergraduate every year, which makes us large enough for you to meet lots of new friends, but also small enough to be part of a close community. We have a wide range of student-run clubs and societies, from the allotment society to the amateur dramatics society, and some of the best facilities for music in the University. Find out more about student societies.


Many of our students love the fact that their college is a little bit further away from the faculties than most as it feels more like they’re going ‘home’ after lectures and classes. Our 50 acres of grounds offers lots to explore, including a pond, an orchard, woods and lawns. Discover more about the buildings, grounds and gardens.


Did you know that Girton is the ONLY undergraduate college with a heated indoor swimming pool! Find out more information on our facilities and if sport is your passion, read more here.


Girton was the first residential college for women’s higher education in the UK and this commitment to inclusivity and equality is still important to us now. We are consistently amongst the colleges with the highest proportion of state school students and are a global community with students from 38 countries around the globe!

We are one of the first colleges participating in the Cambridge Foundation Year specifically designed for those who have experienced educational disadvantage as well as the STEM SMART initiative for students considering applying to Engineering or Physical Sciences.

Learn more about what makes Girton special. 


Girton’s ethos of equality can be seen in the living arrangements for our students. The College guarantees students accommodation for all years of their undergraduate degree. View more on accommodation.


Girton is here to look after you and encourage your ambitions. As well as dedicated ‘study skills’ and welfare support for those who need it, we offer the ‘Thrive’ programme to help you shape your personal development. Read more about our welfare and support.


Studying at Girton, you can follow in the footsteps of the ‘pioneers’, not only the first women to study for Cambridge degrees but also at the first women’s college to accept men, back in the late 1970s! Learn more about our unique history

Life at Girton

Find out more about living and learning in our friendly, informal and supportive community

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