Which College Should I Pick?

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    I have little to no information about each college, so I'd like recommendations

    I'm looking for a college that is close to most things (shops, parks) however, I do not drink, so I will not consider clubs. I also want a somewhat vintage (not too vintage but not too modern college, however, I'm not stubborn about that preference ).

    I'd like the college to be clean (that is a stubborn preference), and not dead (I'd like some vibrancy in the college socially).

    A last note, I am not interested in sports, so that will not be considered either.

    Sorry for the long post haha.

    My choices are:

    Collingwood (1)
    Grey (G)
    Hatfield (2)
    Josephine Butler College (9)
    St Aidan's (A)
    St Chad's (3)
    St Cuthbert's (4)
    St Hild and St Bede (5)
    St John's (J)
    St Mary's (M)
    Trevelyan (T)
    University (U)
    Van Mildert (V)

    From what you said it sounds like University/Castle College or Hatfield is for you. They are both old colleges with beautiful architecture (so much so that University College is a World Heritage Site) and are in the centre of the city...Castle College is right next to the Cathedral, whereas Hatfield is opposite the theatre and right near all the shops. Durham is quite a small city so as long as you pick a college on the Bailey/city centre as opposed to on the hill everything should be within a short walking distance.

    One thing worth noting is that Castle is a very popular and competitive college to get into (understandably so), so there is a chance you might be reallocated to a different college if you apply there.

    You can find more information on the colleges in the prospectus or on their websites.

    Hope this helps
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