University Challenge — Most Appearances (1994-2024)

See also a full list of the institutions that have appeared on the show since its return in 1994, and the years in which they were on.

159 institutions have appeared on the series since its return in 1994. 29 Cambridge colleges (ie all except Clare Hall and Hughes Hall) have appeared on 154 occasions, and 38 Oxford colleges (all 38 colleges except All Souls, Green Templeton, Mansfield, and St Antony's, plus the permanent private halls Greyfriar's Hall, Regents Park, St Benet's Hall and Wycliffe Hall) 148 times. All 17 constituent colleges of the University of London have also appeared, other than the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Here is a table of all institutions who have appeared on at least 8 of the 30 series.

23 seriesDurham
22 seriesEdinburgh
21 seriesManchester
20 seriesWarwick; York
18 seriesBristol; St Andrews
16 seriesSheffield; University, London
15 seriesImperial, London
13 seriesTrinity, Cambridge
12 seriesBirmingham; Exeter; Glasgow; Magdalen, Oxford; Newcastle; Nottingham; Queen's, Belfast
11 seriesLiverpool; Open; Southampton
10 seriesBalliol, Oxford
9 seriesBirkbeck, London; Jesus, Cambridge; LSE
8 seriesCardiff; Christ Church, Oxford; Emmanuel, Cambridge; St John's, Oxford; Strathclyde; Sussex