St Edmund’s shoots up inter-collegiate ranking


St Edmund’s has risen a stunning six places in the Tompkins Table. The Table is an annually published ranking which tracks undergraduate performance in exams in the University of Cambridge.

We have outranked not only most mature colleges, but several traditional undergraduate colleges that specialise in first degrees for those under 21.

Compiled by Peter Tompkins since 1981, the Table classes all BA Tripos results with points of 5 for a first, 3 for a 2:i, 2 for a 2:ii and 1 for a third. To produce a ranking, points are then calculated as a percentage of the maximum possible score. Since 2010, the top spot has been firmly held by Trinity, Cambridge’s wealthiest college. Even though the Table is not uncontroversial, it is one way of demonstrating the effort St Edmund’s students have made in the past year.

Although higher fees and a reduction in public funding are circumstances beyond our control, St Edmund’s College wants to continue to attract the very best students from around the world, regardless of their ability to pay. For instance, in partnership with the Judge Business School, we have been able to award a new scholarship for Social Innovation to Eidi Cruz-Valdivieso. Eidi is Director of the Gifted Citizens programme and has worked among some of the poorest communities in Mexico City and rural Oaxaca in the areas of poverty relief, community initiative and integration. She will start her MPhil in October.

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