St Andrew’s College is a co-residential academic community within the University of Sydney, home to over 285 male and female undergraduate students, postgraduate students, resident Fellows and graduate residents.
The College, governed by its own elected Council, is situated within the campus of the University of Sydney. Set in its own picturesque grounds, it has offered residency, academic and social support to students for 150 years. St Andrew’s offers a unique opportunity to experience University life to the full.
The College enables students to get the most out of their University education – a combination of intellectual independence, academic support from the Residential Life team and personal development through involvement in Students’ Club activities such as a wide range of sporting, philanthropic and cultural activities and the gift of life-long friendships.
St Andrew’s has excellent libraries, a Chapel, computer room, common rooms, photocopying and facsimile facilities, individual internet connections and room telephones with voicemail, a full-size oval and unrivalled sporting and social opportunities. It is supported by an Alumni Society and a Foundation Trust. Former residents have advanced to become Rhodes Scholars, Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholars, University Medallists, international sports people, professors, university Chancellors and Vice-Chancellors, highly successful business people, industrialists, financiers and respected members of every profession. Amongst the current residents are people who undoubtedly will go on to positions of influence and distinction.
The St Andrew’s College Incorporation Act received Royal Assent in 1867 in the 31st year of the reign of Queen Victoria and was only replaced by an updated Act as recently as 1998. In 1870 the College Council first met and in 1876 the students entered the grand sandstone Scottish baronial building now known as the Main Building.
The College is a non-denominational independent institution of Protestant origins situated upon its own sub-grant of Crown Land and governed by a Council under the St Andrew’s College Act 1998. Diversity of faith is genuinely welcome.