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Founded in 1886, a modern college by Oxford’s standards, St Hugh’s has a rich history which has formed its current character as a progressive college, dedicated to academic endeavour.
Much of an Undergraduate’s time is spent in College, which means that St Hugh’s is much more than just a hall of residence. Unlike many other universities, learning at Oxford is based upon a tutorial system; tutorials usually take place on a weekly basis in College, or with an external specialist. With around 400 undergraduates in its Junior Common Room, St Hugh’s has an active and diverse student body which also enjoys a range of sports and entertainments.
One of the advantages of its relatively recent foundation is the large site, located in North Oxford, on which St Hugh’s provides accommodation for all undergraduate students for the length of their course. Students often apply to St Hugh’s on the strength of its beautiful gardens; its 14 acres offer a retreat from the crowds of the city centre and are a wonderful place for studying and relaxing, especially in the summer months.