As the UK’s oldest and most famous universities, Oxford and Cambridge share a historic rivalry which dates back more than 800 years.
The two halves of “Oxbridge” may have many elements in common – residential colleges, tutorial-based teaching, centuries of tradition – but as any graduate from Oxford or Cambridge will tell you that’s where the similarities end.
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Non-Member guests at Agenda for AGM (members only) 1.Cambridge has a slightly stronger score for citations per faculty member – an indicator which aims to reflect the influence attained by research produced at each institution – though Oxford is not too far behind.Meanwhile Oxford takes the lead when it comes to faculty-student ratio (number of students per academic staff member), but both are within the global top 10 here, and are renowned for their commitment to small group teaching and individual supervision.Oxford, meanwhile, claims the world’s second-highest rating from graduate employers, and is ranked fourth by academics.In short: if you want to study at a university with a solid international reputation, a degree from either Oxford or Cambridge is hard to beat.