Founded in 1209 and granted a royal charter by King Henry III in 1231, Cambridge is the world’s third-oldest surviving university and one of its most prestigious, currently ranked second-best in the world and the best in Europe by QS World University Rankings. With its reputation for academic excellence and traditional scholarly values, the University of Cambridge often ranks among the very top universities in the world for teaching, research, and international outlook. Cambridge is home to one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world, giving it a rich intellectual history, and a bunch of extremely pretty buildings Cambridge is a ‘collegiate’ university. It’s made up of faculties and departments in different academic subjects and 31 Colleges (29 of these accept applications for undergraduate study). Our students become part of their College community, giving them a sense of belonging that lasts long after they graduate. The colleges in Cambridge always perform at their best to create the right ambiance and environment for proper learning. They know that to be properly sound in your academics, you need to be in an environment that enables better cognition. The town was built on the banks of the river Granta, which was only later renamed the Cam in honour of the town that had grown up around it. Originally, the river was called the Granta, so consequently Cambridge was first called ”Granta Brygg’, it did not become Cambridge until much later. The University started as a group of scholars in the city of Cambridge. This may have started in 1209, when scholars left Oxford after a fight with local people. The universities of Oxford and Cambridge are often called Oxbridge. This is not a different university.