Cambridge University: Ranking, Tuition and Admission Requirements

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The University of Cambridge, a public research university, is an intellectually stimulating place with a very rich and fascinating historical background. Cambridge University is the third oldest university in the world.

The University of Cambridge was founded in 1209. As old as it is though, the university still offers quality education and uses  up-to-date educational system. Students in Cambridge University have access to wide-ranging learning resources and up-to-date facilities, including more than 100 libraries and more than nine specialist museums and collections. Hence, the academic standards, history, influence and wealth of the University of Cambridge has made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

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Cambridge University has over 29 colleges :

Christ’s College

Churchill College

Clare College

Darwin College

Girton College

Homerton College

Jesus College

Magdalene College

Newnham College

Pembroke College

Queens’ College

Selwyn College

St John’s College

Trinity College and the list continues.

University of Cambridge Rankings

Often, the University of Cambridge is ranked, either as the top universities in the world or as  one of the top universities in the world.

For example according to the 2020 Edition of QS World Universities Rankings, Cambridge University is ranked #7.

Cambridge University Ranking for Graduate Employability is #8, out of all the  top universities in the world.

In QS WUR by Subject Ranking,  ranked Cambridge University as  #1 .

Cambridge University is renowned for its high standard in producing world famous scientists.

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Some World Notable Scientists From Cambridge University are :

Charles Darwin- A biologist and Scientist. He’s best known for his contributions to the science of evolution.

Sir Issac Newton: An English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, and author who is widely recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all time.Sir Issac Newton is a key figure in the scientific revolution.

Stephen Hawking- The Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology.

Some major undergraduate courses offered in Cambridge University include:

Architecture,  Archeology, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Education, Manufacturing Engineering, English studies, Theology, Philosophy, Medicine, Psychology and Behavioral studies, Law and others.

Acceptance rate for international students : 21%

Admission Requirements For International Students into Cambridge University

Truth be told: Cambridge University admits only the most able and motivated students.

 

AS and A Levels (including International AS and A Levels)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB)

Access to HE Diploma

Advanced Diplomas

AQA Baccalaureate

Cambridge Pre-U

College Board and ACT

Core Maths

Edexcel International Diploma (Academic Route)

 

European Baccalaureate

Extended Project

Foundation Year programmes

GCSEs

Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers

VCE and Applied A Levels, GNVQs and BTECs

Welsh qualifications

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English language requirements

Applicant should be able to communicate in English. But if your communication in English. However, if English is not your first language, it is important that your English language sklls are good enough to enable you take an intensive academic course that is taught and examined in English. Moreover, throughout the whole admission prcess, some admission tutors  would be continually, assesing your communication skills in English language and also your academic ability.

Have in mind too that at the time of interview, applicants would be expected to speak and write to a reasonable degree in English language.

Note: Applicants may be required to submit a transcript outlining details of your qualifications as part of your application.

Also, applying in Cambridge University   you want to apply to Cambridge, the process starts earlier than at other universities to allow time for all the application information to be gathered and considered.

Undergraduate tuition and fees

9,250 GBP, International tuition 21,732 GBP

College Fee: This depends on the College as the fee differs. But the average college fee in Cambridge University is $9000.

Note: Colleges is a separate institution. Hence to study in Cambridge University, you have to be a member  of both the University and College.

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