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Welcome to Carrington College

Carrington College crest.Carrington College has always been at the forefront of university-owned student accommodation. Our community is characterised by our amazing location, beautiful grounds, excellent support systems, great food and our exceptional academic results.

We are proud of our College Campus, our academic traditions and successes, and the family atmosphere which has been a hallmark of College life at Carrington.

Why is Carrington the place to be?

Carrington offers the best of both worlds being mere minutes from the busyness of campus but set in a peaceful suburban surrounding just below the town belt. The college offers an incredible range of accommodation amongst three hectares of trees and gardens, an Academic programme that is second to none, a culture of striving to succeed and, most importantly, fantastic food!

If you are looking to make the most of your time as a student at Otago and achieve your goals then Carrington is the place for you!

A history of academic excellence

The Carrington community prides itself on its academic focus and the results our residents are able to achieve.

In 2013 Carrington residents sat 1550 University of Otago papers.

  • 71% of these papers achieved an A- or better (1088 papers)
  • 82% of these papers achieved a B+ or better (1276 papers)
  • 88% of these papers achieved a B or better (1370 papers)

Of the 71% (1088) of papers with an A- grade or better

  • 490 received an A+ grade (32% of all papers)
  • 317 received an A grade (21% of all papers)
  • 281 received an A- grade (18% of all papers)

Part of the Carrington’ package’ is to encourage intellectual and personal independence as you adjust to tertiary study. We do this by pitching academic support in such a way to provide accurate information, a range of choices and resources to assist learning in a competitive tertiary University environment.

Our community supports and and encourages each other to be the best they can be and achieve the best results possible. We hope you will look to join us for the unbeatable ‘Carrington Experience’.