All undergraduate rooms are single occupancy. The College is able to guarantee accommodation for all three years of undergraduate study and provide some rooms for undergraduates preferring to remain in College accommodation for their final year of a four-year course.
Rents for rooms are banded depending on the size of the room and the available facilities; a list of Residence Charge bands can be found here.
Rooms at Downing
The different ages of the buildings at Downing means there is no such thing as a typical student room. Accommodation ranges from modern study-bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms to spacious wood-panelled rooms in older parts of the College. Many rooms have splendid views of the Quadrangle.
All rooms at Downing are centrally heated and well furnished, with high-speed internet access. All accommodation has access to kitchen facilities for making light snacks, and students have access to on-site laundry facilities.
Accommodation for undergraduates is either in College or in one of the College houses adjoining the main site. First-year students live in rooms in College near each other. In the second year, rooms are allocated by means of a student-run ballot, which is reversed in the third year to ensure fairness.
Detailed information on accommodation can be found in our section for current students.