What are we?

What are we?

St Paul’s College is a residential academic community for undergraduate men situated at the heart of the University of Sydney campus. Whilst St Paul’s has historically been a College for students of the University of Sydney, from 2020 undergraduate places will also be open to students at other metropolitan universities.

St Paul’s Graduate House, which opened in 2019, offers postgraduate places for women and men, as well as university academics.

At the University of Sydney campus, over one thousand students live in residential colleges, a step away from lectures and also from the busy, vivid suburbs of Newtown and Glebe.  Most students residing in the older college buildings are studying at undergraduate level, but they include postgraduate students and other senior scholars.

At the core of the College experience are the friendships which form between young people of ability as they pursue varied university studies. So is the exhilarating process of learning together. At Paul’s that happens at all levels and across all levels.

St Paul’s College aims –

  • to open the way to the best that the University has to offer;
  • to create a home for intellectual leadership and moral responsibility;
  • to sustain itself as a community which is intelligent, amicable, amiable, dynamic and inclusive of varied religions, ethnicities and sexualities;
  • to celebrate the historic Christian tradition of faith and worship in a critical and informed Anglican manner, and to recognise and explore the best in all faiths;
  • to contribute to the goodness of the nation and the world.

“The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind is curiosity.” Edmund Burke