Six More Dickinsonians Admitted to Oxford University’s Mansfield Program

The 2023 oxford mansfield students pose

Photo by Dan Loh.

Every 2023-24 Dickinson applicant accepted into highly selective, yearlong program

For the second year in a row, six Dickinson students have been accepted into the Visiting Student Programme at Oxford University’s Mansfield College, one of the most selective abroad programs in higher education.

The achievement also marks another year in which every one of Dickinson’s applicants were admitted.

Through the program, Mansfield College—opened in Oxford in 1886—offers about 40 students per year both full membership of the college and an official status within the University of Oxford.

This year’s group brings Dickinson’s 11-year total to 39 students in the prestigious program, which accepts applicants from Ivy League and selective colleges and universities in the U.S. and the EU. To qualify for the program, students must have a minimum 3.70 GPA and strong recommendations from college faculty.

The Oxford system is based on the weekly tutorial, during which up to just three students meet with a tutor for concentrated study, which is supplemented by university lectures and Oxford's library resources. The students who will be taking part in the program next year are:

  • Vanessa Abraham (English) from Mechanicsburg, Pa.
  • Patrick Caffrey (English, medieval & early modern studies) from Mechanicsburg, Pa.
  • Harry Do (mathematicsquantitative economics) from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam,
  • Frankie Kelly (quantitative economics) from San Diego, Calif.
  • Anna Robison (English) from Flemington, N.J.
  • Anna Wendel (English) from Yardley, Pa.

For more on the program, including how to apply, visit the Dickinson at Oxford page, or watch this video produced by Mansfield. For more on abroad opportunities, visit the Center for Global Study & Engagement's education abroad page.


Published March 6, 2023