Cambridge University is a renowned institution in a stunningly beautiful town. The second oldest English-speaking university in the world, it has welcomed students for nearly eight centuries. One of the world's truly great universities, Cambridge faculty are leaders in their fields from classics to nuclear physics. The town of Cambridge is a great place to be a student with ancient buildings and immaculate lawns along the Cam River. Cambridge is small enough to get around, but large enough to have everything you could possibly need.