St Chad's vs. St John's? Watch
I know this question has been asked here a couple of times before, but I really need some help - I'm really stuck between these two colleges.
St John's looks really beautiful, and the facilities seem top notch. My only worry is the traditionalist social aspect that comes from being a very religious college - how is the social life and bar scene?
St Chad's has a reputation for being the friendliest college in Durham, and also has great facilities, although I think it looks a little less pretty. The students I met from here were super friendly and chilled, which gave a me a good vibe.
Is there any 'insider' info that would make one better than the other? E.g. general accomodation quality; live music scene; social reputation amongst other colleges; etc.?
Thanks so much!
I often wonder why Durham even bother with getting potential students to choose a college nowadays - one of my children applied to Chads but got allocated to Cuths, my other one applied to Johns and got josephine butler. Don’t worry about it, you might not even get your choice anyway.
That'll be because of the relative strength of their applications to their first-choice college cohort, no?
The first run of allocations for September starts was around the start of February this year. Everyone who already had an offer by then was allocated a college and was contacted by them and as more offers were given, the applicants were contacted a few days after being made an offer. Good luck with your application x
Wherever you choose out of the two you'll have a great time, maybe try and visit again if possible to make the most informed choice. Also note that John's has a new library currently being built, but Chad's also has plenty of library options, and that's all beside the central University library too.