About Merton

Merton is one of the oldest, most beautiful and friendliest colleges in Oxford, so whatever your goals, in drama, music, sport, or indeed work, at Merton there’ll always be a tight-knit community supporting you. It’s true that Merton’s exam results are consistently strong, but that need not be a source of fear so much as of encouragement!

Merton is over 750 years old and has the oldest continuously functioning academic university library in the world. We’re a relatively small college with around 90 undergraduates per year, making the College environment super friendly and meaning it’s really easy to meet people from all years.

We provide relatively affordable Accommodation in the centre of Oxford for every year of your undergraduate degree. We have an amazing Entz team who organise an incredible range of social events from Freshers’ Week to the triennial Winter Ball, as well as four bops per term – far more than most colleges. We’ve produced many notable alumni, including Sir Roger Bannister, Mark Haddon, Liz Truss, Kris Kristofferson, Theodor Adorno, and T.S. Eliot, after whom our theatre is named!

For more info, check out the Alternative Prospectus, and the other pages on this site, as well as the College website.