College House is located in the heart of Ilam, adjoining the campus of the University of Canterbury and is the oldest independent University College in New Zealand. 

College House, founded in 1850, is proud of its reputation for academic excellence within a vibrant, supportive and socially diverse community. 

Our excellent facilities allow 160 first and second year students to be introduced to a rich heritage that fosters potential, seeks personal growth and helps our undergraduates fulfil their hopes and ambitions.

“When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.”
— Dalai Lama