St John's College, Cambridge

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St John's College

St John's College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.

The college has fixed assets of £570,749,000, granting it the largest endowment per student of any Oxbridge college.[1] The college's alumni include nine Nobel Prize winners, six Prime Ministers, three archbishops, at least two princes, and three Saints.[2]

The full formal name of the college is "The Master, Fellows and Scholars of the College of St John the Evangelist in the University of Cambridge".[3] The college was founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort. In constitutional terms, the college is an eleemosynary corporation established by Charter dated 9 April 1511. The aims of the College, as specified by its Statutes, are the promotion of education, religion, learning and research. The college is a charity under English law, being an exempt charity under the terms of Schedule 2 of the Charities Act 1993.[4]

St John's College is well-known for its choir, and its famed May Ball was ranked the "seventh best party in the world" by Time magazine.[5] Amongst Cambridge undergraduates the college is also well-known for its formidable rugby club.[6]


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