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Year founded 2001
Motto Per Scientiam et Prudentiam Quaere Summam (To seek the highest through knowledge and wisdom)
Number of students living in the college 492 of 1,503 total students
1st year rooms


Catering options Self-catered
Gowned formal dinners Yes
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Welcome to John Snow College!

There is a great variety of sport, leisure and well-being clubs and groups, music, theatre and art societies.

Our students are involved in a lot of volunteering and charity work, and welcome new students to get involved in this important part of College life. We have a long standing tradition of attracting students from all over the world, and we are a truly International College. Our College staff provide friendly and first class support for new students, and our priority is students’ personal safety and their health and well-being.
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John Snow building entrance
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About us

John Snow College is on the Mount Oswald site in Durham City. The College's role is to provide a friendly, safe and stimulating environment for your degree studies at Durham University.

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Contact us by phone or email below to find out more about accommodation, admissions and student support.

John Snow College

John Snow College 
The Approach 

Mount Oswald 
DH1 3FR 


Tel: +44 (0)191 3340046