The University of Cambridge is England’s second oldest university founded in 1209. It is the world’s fourth oldest university as well as the world’s fourth surviving university. The University was formed by former University of Oxford scholars who left the College after a dispute and has grown to become one of the world’s most prestigious University thanks to its rich history and an elite education that is beyond the standards of a typical prestigious university. The university currently operates 8 cultural & scientific museums including the Cambridge Botanic Garden and Fitzwilliam Museum. Its own 100 libraries house over 15 million books to which around 8 million belong to its main library, The Cambridge University Library.
The University is currently ranked the 2nd best University (Times Higher Education) in the whole world with around 18,000 undergraduate and post-graduate students from all over the world. The university is split to 31 autonomous colleges where students are taught classes in small groups known as ‘’college supervisions’’ It structure is split to six schools that house roughly 150 faculties. The six schools are the ; Arts & Humanities, Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Humanity and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences and Technology. This demonstrates that the University is very diverse, offering many courses to its students as well as being a University that is widespread, prestigious and one that is very demanding with its subjects. The main campus is situated in the center of Cambridge city however, its schools and colleges are scattered all around the city of Cambridge.
Rankings-wise, as mentioned before the College is the 2nd best in the whole world surpassing the majority of prestigious universities in the United States and in the UK. The University of Cambridge is the 5th best university in teaching Arts & Humanities, The 2nd best university in teaching clinical, pre-clinical and health studies, 5th in engineering & technology, 2nd in life sciences, 6th in social sciences, 5th in Physical Sciences and 5th in Business & Economics, proving that no matter what subject you take this is one of the only universities who excel with every single subject they teach. No matter what specific subject you strive to achieve your diploma in, Cambridge University excels in all major career studies meaning that you will acquire the best of the best education no matter what subject you chose, thanks to its brilliance in education, its prestige and its overall contribution to educational research and progress. It’s no wonder why 92 of its affiliates have been awarded Nobel Prizes, demonstrating the Universities State of the Art education thanks to its wonderful professors, and equally competent students.
The University also has a very big student life. The students are found to be participating in sports such as soccer or rugby (two of the biggest sports) and even competing with other universities. Student unions and clubs are very prominent where students take advantage of them to brainstorm in subject matters or compete with other students in activities such as chess.