St Ann’s is a university residential college located in North Adelaide, South Australia. In the tradition of ‘residential colleges’ (popular in the United Kingdom and the United States) we provide a place of living and learning for students whose home is a long way from their place of study.
As well as providing a ‘home away from home’, St Ann’s prepares young adults for the future. Their college friends become friends for life. They learn to be independent within a safe, caring environment. And they thrive academically, receiving extra tuition from experts in the subject whenever they need or want.
Our Latin motto, ‘Light through letters’, means that inspiration comes from learning
St Ann’s is an intimate, friendly, co-educational college of 175 students.
Approximately, 60 per cent of our students are from country South Australia; 20 per cent are from interstate and 20 per cent are from Asia, Europe and North America.
We have 10 Residential Tutors offering pastoral care 24/7.
We have 56 Academic Tutors offering tuition seven days a week.
While St Ann’s is traditionally affiliated with Adelaide University we are also associated with the University of South Australia and Flinders University. We also welcome students enrolled in any of Adelaide’s private universities, and TAFE.
We are a Not For Profit college with all funds invested and reinvested for the benefit of our students.
We are non-denominational.
Our yearly fees are around $16,000 for a minimum of 32 weeks for new students.
Our contract is based on 32 weeks’ minimum stay, not 40 weeks as at other colleges, offering a considerable saving.
AYLIN ERGINBAS, Student
Walking into St Ann’s College for the first time, I could really feel the community and connectedness of everyone. It was wonderfully homely and everyone was so supportive and helpful. It became my home away from home and helped me develop so many new friendships with people all around Australia. Academia is held in quite high regard, and it’s great to have such supportive academic tutors – people who are happy to help you with anything from studying to working through tough assignments. There is always something to do at college, whether it's a fun pub night, sports or college event. You’ll never find yourself feeling lonely!
Aylin is a second year student studying Psychological Science at University of Adelaide. She’s from Wellington, New Zealand
XAVIER MONACELLA, Student
St Ann’s College has been the perfect gateway for me, coming from regional Victoria into Adelaide without knowing anyone prior to my arrival. The College has helped every step of the transition, from introducing me to countless life-long friends to providing academic support in my studies from older year students. It has become my home away from home.
Xavier is a second year student studying Medicine at the University of Adelaide. He’s from Inverloch in Victoria.
MACKENZIE BRISTOW, Student
Living at St Ann's has allowed me to meet some amazing people and form lifelong relationships. I couldn't imagine beginning my university journey anywhere else.
Mackenzie is a second year student studying Human Movement at UniSA. He’s from Renmark in South Australia’s Riverland.
ASHLEY HAMS, Chair St Ann’s Council
My five years at St Ann’s were very influential on my life. The College provided me with a safe environment that was academically supportive, allowing me focus on my studies. Also, the leadership positions I held at College gave me a great foundation for dealing with people from all walks of life – something which has been essential in my career as a general manager of a large mining company. Just as importantly, I formed what have been lifelong friendships with people from a variety of backgrounds and fields of study. It was the start of a network of people I still reach out to even now. St Ann’s was a wonderful experience for me. I’m very thankful to have been part of it.
Studied Bachelor of Technology in Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering at University of South Australia.
Resided in College 1990 to 1994; currently Chair of St Ann’s Council
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EXPLORE ST ANN’S
Our Mission, Vision and Values
St Ann’s mission is to transform school leavers into young professionals. To do this we seek to instill, or reinforce, a number of key values including: Integrity, courage, responsibility, self-discipline and goodwill. As the St Ann’s community, we agree to treat each other with respect, and tolerance and this is turn generates loyalty, enthusiasm and a sense of fun.