History, Affiliations and Rankings
The University of Cambridge is the world's fourth-oldest university, having been founded in 1209. The university is a self-governing community of scholars and one of the world's leading academic centres. The university got its name from a bridge that crossed the River Cam or Granta. It had been there since at least 875. The university is affiliated with Russell Group, European University Association (EUA), G5 Universities, Golden Triangle, League of European Research Universities (LERU), International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) and Universities UK.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The University of Cambridge is located in the heart of the ancient city of Cambridge, 50 miles north of London. The university is divided into 31 autonomous colleges and contains numerous listed buildings, with many of the older ones located along the famous river Cam. The university's colleges are divided into six schools, which house approximately 150 faculties and other institutions. Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences and Technology, are the six schools. They offer 30 undergraduate courses at Cambridge, covering more than 65 subject areas and over 300 postgraduate courses.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known worldwide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students, as well as the world-class original research carried out by the staff of the University and the Colleges. The University of Cambridge is frequently ranked among the top universities in the world for teaching, research, and international outlook all because of its reputation for traditional scholarly values. Eminent mathematicians, scientists, politicians, lawyers, philosophers, writers, actors, and heads of state have all attended the university. Ninety-eight Nobel Laureates and 15 British Prime Ministers, including scientists Francis Crick and Frederick Sanger, have ties to Cambridge as students, faculty, or alumni. There were over 298,000 living Cambridge alumni in the UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the United States. Some of the notable names include Bertrand Russell, British mathematician, Emma Thompson, Actress, David Attenborough, Broadcaster and A. A. Milne, Author.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The university has over 24,450 students enrolled, with 12,850 of them being undergraduates. In general, BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) students make up 20% of all undergraduate students who accept a place at Cambridge. Academic, academic-related, contract research, technical, clerical, and secretarial positions employ approximately 11,528 people. Six months after graduation, the university has a track record of nearly 90% of former students finding work or continuing their education. Deloitte, EY, Google, HSBC, and UCL are among the university's top employers.