University of Oxford Keble College

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University of Oxford Keble College

Keble College is one of the largest of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford with 425 undergraduate and 246 graduate students. It was the wish of our founders in 1870 to extend access to the University more widely, and the College has a continuing commitment to inclusiveness. The College prides itself on the academic achievements of its students, and aims to offer a supportive environment in which learning can flourish. Keble is a vibrant community whose students excel not only academically, but also in music, drama, and sport. We pride ourselves on our traditions, but we are forward looking, as shown by our exciting plans for enhancing graduate provision on the College’s Acland sitewithin a few minutes walk from the main College site.

Keble College welcomes visitors daily from 2.00pm – 5.00pm. Occasionally during the year, we will be closed for College events. More information, including planned closures, is available on the Visiting Keble page.

Keble College was established to extend access to Oxford University, and it remains true to that founding vision. The college’s central aim is to foster the highest academic achievement for all its students, from all backgrounds and every corner of the globe. We strive to provide a supportive environment in pursuit of this aim.

Keble College
Students at work in Cafe Keble.

The college has a programme of financial support for students through prizes, academic scholarships and grants.


The college is adjacent to the University Parks, between the Science Area and the new Radcliffe Observatory Quarter. The main libraries are close by and the city centre is 5 minutes’ walk away.

Accommodation and meals

Keble normally offers rooms to all students in their first two years and to most in their third year within the main college site. We believe we have some of the best college accommodation in Oxford. Our 360 rooms are well furnished and 250 have their own shower and WC; the others have washbasins, with adjacent toilets and shower rooms. There are internet connection points in every room and wireless access throughout. The college retains the custom of dining in one sitting, with waiter service on three nights a week which makes the experience in our magnificent hall all the more special and important for Keble’s great sense of community. Café Keble (pictured) offers drinks and light bites during term and is a great place to socialise or study.