Corpus Christi College Cambridge

Corpus Christi College Cambridge

Corpus Christi College Cambridge is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. It is notable as the only college founded by Cambridge townspeople:[2] it was established in 1352 by the Guild of Corpus Christi and the Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary, making it the sixth-oldest college in Cambridge. With around 250 undergraduates and 200 postgraduates, it also has the second smallest student body of the traditional colleges of the University (after Peterhouse).

The College has traditionally been one of the more academically successful colleges in the University of Cambridge. In the unofficial Tompkins Table, which ranks the colleges by the class of degrees obtained by their undergraduates, Corpus’s 2012 position was 3rd, with 32.4% of its undergraduates achieving first-class results. The college’s average position between 2003 and 2012 was 9th, and in the most recent rankings, placed in 10th.

Corpus ranks among the wealthiest Cambridge colleges in terms of fixed assets, being exceptionally rich in silver. The College’s endowment valued at £94.8M at the end of June 2015 and its freehold land and buildings were valued at £118M at the end of the fiscal year 2013.

Corpus Christi College (full name: “The College of Corpus Christi and the Blessed Virgin Mary”, often shortened to “Corpus”, or previously “The Body”) is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. It is notable as the only college founded by Cambridge townspeople: it was established in 1352 by the Guild of Corpus Christi and the Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary, making it the sixth-oldest college in Cambridge. With around 250 undergraduates and 200 postgraduates, it also has the second smallest student body of the traditional colleges of the University (after Peterhouse).

The College has traditionally been one of the more academically successful colleges in the University of Cambridge. In the unofficial Tompkins Table, which ranks the colleges by the class of degrees obtained by their undergraduates, Corpus’s 2012 position was 3rd, with 32.4% of its undergraduates achieving first-class results. The college’s average position between 2003 and 2012 was 9th, and in the most recent rankings, placed in 10th.

Corpus ranks among the wealthiest Cambridge colleges in terms of fixed assets, being exceptionally rich in silver. The College’s endowment valued at £94.8M at the end of June 2015 and its freehold land and buildings were valued at £118M at the end of the fiscal year 2013.