Why Peterhouse?

Peterhouse is a vibrant College and a beautiful, fun place to live. We provide a friendly and welcoming environment, are close to the main Arts, Engineering and Science faculties, and are just five minutes' walk from the city centre.

People cycling and walking past College

We have spacious grounds (full of squirrels and daffodils in the spring and visited by badgers and peregrine falcons), generous grants, awards and prizes for our students, and a range of accommodation to suit all needs. We are a close-knit community of all our members, past, present and future, helping new undergraduates quickly to feel at home and encouraging graduates to visit often. We have a lively and varied student body, and our members embrace extra-curriculars of all types, including making use of our excellent theatre, gym, boat club, sports, societies and pool table.

Peterhouse aims to offer all the facilities you need to work, rest and feel at home. In addition to the library, academic facilities, accommodation, the dining hall and bar, the College also has a common room for undergraduates to use, a fully equipped tiered theatre, a squash court, a gym and music practice rooms.

In this section, you will find information on how you can get to know the College before applying. You will also find more details of what life at Peterhouse has to offer.