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Emmanuel College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. The college was founded in 1584 by Sir Walter Mildmay, Chancellor of the Exchequer to Elizabeth I.[2]

Since 1998, Emmanuel has been among the top five colleges in the Tompkins Table, which ranks colleges according to end-of-year examination results. Emmanuel has topped the table five times since then (2003–07 and 2010) and placed second six times (2001, '02, '08, '09, '11, '12).

Emmanuel is one of the wealthier colleges at Cambridge with a financial endowment of approximately £105m and net assets of £150m (2012).[3]