About St Peter’s College

St Peter’s is one of the University of Oxford’s youngest colleges. It was founded in 1929 as an independent hostel for students with the aim of providing low-cost education. In 1961, St Peter’s became a college of the University.

The College site includes a combination of different styles of architecture, with a mixture of traditional and modern buildings. The College has an intimate and friendly atmosphere. Recently the College sports teams have been very successful, especially the boat club.

Some of the most well known alumni of the College include Edward Akuto-Addo (former Prime Minister of Ghana); Simon Beaufoy (Oscar-winning writer of the screenplay for “Slumdog Millionaire”); Ken Loach (film director) and Carl Albert (former speaker of the United States House of Representatives).

St Peter’s is located right in Oxford’s city centre, on New Inn Hall Street.

Accommodation details


Students will be accommodated in single and twin rooms which are standard undergraduate bedrooms. Bathrooms are shared between a few students. Male and female students will be separated by corridor and/or staircases.

Safety and security on campus

In the college, students are overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who very often are current members of the University of Oxford.

The Counsellors ensure that students are looked after pastorally, culturally and socially during their programme. Students are able to talk informally and frankly to the Counsellors in order to raise concerns or to discuss university applications.

Each campus has a few members of residential staff who live in the college throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.

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