Oxford University 

oxford university

Oxford University is a public research university in Oxford, England. It was established in 1906. It is the world's second-oldest university. In 1167, Oxford rose quickly when Henry II prohibited English students from attending the University of Paris.

Its Motto in Latin is Dominus illumination and in English is The Lord is my light. In 1209,  after a misunderstanding between students and Oxford townspeople, some academics run away from the brutality to Cambridge after the establishment of the University of Cambridge.

About Oxford University

The two antique English universities share many features and are referred to as Oxbridge. The university is made up of 39 colleges and five private halls in four divisions. All the colleges are independent within the university.

Each governs its leadership and structure with its activities. It has no main campus. Its buildings and faculties are distributed all over the city center. Departments provide guidelines and facilities to their teaching staff to deliver lectures to their students in a proper way.

Fast Facts

Oxford runs the world's oldest museum. It has the largest academic library system in the world. In the financial year ending 31 July 2022, the university had a total income of 2.78billions of which 711.4 million was from research funds and agreements.

They also conduct seminars. Oxford has educated a large number of prime ministers of the United Kingdom. Oxford is the house of various scholarships including the Rhodes Scholarship which is the oldest international scholarship programme.

It keeps several museums and galleries which are always open for free to the public. Ashmolean Museum is the oldest museum in the United Kingdom established in 1638. It has a unique collection of art and archaeology.

Oxford is in the top five universities and is recently ranked number 1 in the Times Higher Education World University ranking in the world. There are two weekly newspapers. One is the independent Cherwell and the other is the OUSU's The Oxford Students.

70 Nobel prize winners have taught at Oxford. Oxford University teaches its students how to live their lives in their own way and become independent. In the war years 1914-1918, it became the military training camps and hospitals. Oxford gives tough time to its students in studying to grow mentally.


  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • MBA
  • PHD

University Information

The University is the top university in the United Kingdom. It has a total of more than 26,000  students out of which 9,024 are international students.

Ranking and Rates

Oxford is a public university in the United Kingdom. It is ranked # 3 in the QS World University Rankings 2024.

Students Enrolled

Oxford University has a total enrollment of 26,455  students.

Faculty Members

It has a total of 14,841 faculty members.

Campus Location

Oxford University is situated in Wellington Square, Oxford, GB, United Kingdom. Many people come there to visit the university and to get admission.

Students Hostels

  • Boys Hostels
  • Girls Hostels


  • Faculty of Commerce
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Arts


  • Reception
  • Place Decided
  • Book Issue
  • Author name for searching books
  • Study


  • Physics Laboratory
  • Chemistry Laboratory
  • Biochemistry Laboratory
  • Nursing Laboratory
  • Computer Laboratory


Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AZ, United Kingdom.

Phone No

+44 1865 270000.

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

What GPA is required for Oxford?

Oxford University requires an 80% grade or 3.7 out of 4.0 GPA.

Which is better Harvard or Oxford?

Nowadays, Oxford is ranked as the # 1 university in Europe while Harvard is ranked as the # 2 university in the United States.

How to get admission to Oxford University?

  • You should have a 12-year qualification.
  • LORS and SOPs
  • SAT/ACT scores for applying for Bachelor's degree
  • GRE/GMAT scores if applying for the Master's program

How much are the fees at Oxford University?

The annual course fee of Oxford is round about 9,250 for 2023-2024.

Are Oxford degrees difficult?

Oxford expects its students to work hard because Oxford courses are difficult.

Is SAT required for Oxford University?

Yes, the University required their applicants to submit their SAT  scores.

What subject is Oxford best for?

  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Modern languages
  • Linguistics
  • English Language and Literature

How many subjects are there at Oxford University?

Oxford has almost 120 research courses.

Is there any age limit for Oxford?

There is no age limit for applying at Oxford University.

Is Oxford University offers scholarships to Pakistani Students?

Every year almost three graduate scholarships are given to talented Pakistani students.

Where do most Oxford students live?

Most of the Oxford students live in Jowett Walk.

How many hours do Oxford students study?

Oxford students study around 40 hours per week.

How long is a degree at Oxford?

A degree at Oxford is at least 3 years but not always because sometimes your degree may be of 4 years.

How many Muslims live in Oxford?

The number of Muslims living in Oxford is around 14,093.

What should I prepare for Oxford?

  • You should get good grades
  • You should show extensive reading
  • You should prepare yourself for an interview

What exams does Oxford accept?

  • BMAT (Biomedical Admission Test)
  • CAT (Classical Admission Test)
  • GAT (Geography Admission Test)
  • MAT (Mathematics Admission Test)

Is Oxford a private or public university?

It is a public research university.

How many international students does Oxford take?

Oxford takes more than 12,000 international students.


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