About St Cross


St Cross College is a graduate college of the University of Oxford. It offers an outstanding academic environment dedicated to the pursuit of excellence within the Collegiate University.

St Cross is home to scholars from a wide spectrum of academic disciplines and is atypical of the Oxford tradition in that the College does not have separate common rooms for its Senior and Junior Members or a high table in hall. Instead there are central common rooms to be used by all College Members and open seating in Hall. The College believes that this egalitarianism fosters a productive intellectual environment where Senior and Junior Members can form meaningful relationships to the betterment of their research. The Fellowship of St Cross College has the highest proportion of Professors of any of the Oxford graduate colleges, thus offering our students unequalled access to some of the University's greatest minds.

The St Cross College community is diverse with over 60% of students hailing from overseas; the common room is a wonderful mixture of language and cultures. Situated on St Giles, right in the very heart of Oxford City, St Cross College is conveniently located for a large number of departments, libraries and Institutes. Furthermore social hotspots of the city like Little Clarendon Street, George Street and Oxford Castle are only minutes away.