St John's College

Local nameSt John's College
LocationOxford, UK

St John's College is a constituent college of the University of Oxford. Founded as a men's college in 1555, it has been coeducational since 1979. Its founder, Sir Thomas White, intended to provide a source of educated Roman Catholic clerics to support the Counter-Reformation under Queen Mary.

St John's is the wealthiest college in Oxford, with a financial endowment of £632 million as of 2018, largely due to nineteenth century suburban development of land in the city of Oxford of which it is the ground landlord.The college occupies a central location on St Giles' and has a student body of approximately 390 undergraduates and 250 postgraduates. As well as over 100 academic staff, the college is supported by a similar number of other staff. It is amongst the most academic of all Oxford colleges, in 2018 St John's topped the Norrington Table, the annual ranking of Oxford colleges' final results.

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Phone +44 018 6527 7300

Address 64 Saint Giles', University of Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3LY, UK

Coordinates 51°45'25.281" N -1°15'28.661" E

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