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    Having a hard time picking one of these. These are my favorite ones up to now since I'm looking for a traditional, old-style college (with a nice dining hall). Does anyone have any advice? I'm thinking of applying for a masters degree. All of these colleges seem very nice, but does one stand out or what are the differences between them?

    Any insight would be appreciated

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    One important question that you should ask is regarding accommodation - graduate students are usually not accommodated within the old bits of the colleges, but often live in hostels or separate buildings offsite. It is worth looking through the various college websites to see what sorts of housing they offer, and how much it costs. All are excellent colleges IMO. I think the Corpus accommodation in Leckhampton is great, but do look at your other options.
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    (Original post by snowflake39)
    Having a hard time picking one of these. These are my favorite ones up to now since I'm looking for a traditional, old-style college (with a nice dining hall). Does anyone have any advice? I'm thinking of applying for a masters degree. All of these colleges seem very nice, but does one stand out or what are the differences between them?

    Any insight would be appreciated

    Thanks!
    Adding to what Corpus Admissions's advised......

    Not all postgraduate students get college accommodation. And often you won't know until much later if they'd give you a college accommodation or not because it'd depend on how many/what kind of other postgraduate students they need to accommodate. So you may want to consider a possibility of having to rent privately during your course at Cambridge.

    And as for 'nice dining hall'...... Many colleges have a lovely historic dining hall and a more modern/casual buttery/cafeteria, the former is only used for formals and the latter for daily meals. So if that's a sort of thing that's important for your decision, you may want to check each college's website for the info. And you CAN see if they're nice enough for you or not because most of colleges have photos of their dining hall/buttery on their website.
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    Thank you both for the insight.
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    (Original post by snowflake39)
    Having a hard time picking one of these. These are my favorite ones up to now since I'm looking for a traditional, old-style college (with a nice dining hall). Does anyone have any advice? I'm thinking of applying for a masters degree. All of these colleges seem very nice, but does one stand out or what are the differences between them?

    Any insight would be appreciated

    Thanks!
    At Trinity we have normal meals in the old dining hall. At John's they also have an old dining hall but that's only for formal, they have normal meals in the more modern buttery. Similarly at Clare they have formal in the old hall and the rest of the meals in a separate, more modern buttery. All those you've listed have very nice old dining halls though.

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