Oxford University releases its first Annual Admissions Statistical Report

Oxford University has published its first Annual Admissions Statistical Report, drawing together data about undergraduate admissions for the University as a whole, and for individual colleges and subjects. The report presents undergraduate admissions statistics for Oxford over five admissions cycles between 2013 and 2017, and also includes information for Oxford’s colleges and largest courses and some data on national context for Oxford’s data on UK student admissions.

A summary of the Report is available on the homepage of the University website and via the following link:

This information is being published to increase transparency around our undergraduate body at Oxford, in the hope of increasing understanding about who studies at Oxford and where they come from. This report demonstrates that we’re heading in the right direction, and it should do much to encourage young people who think that Oxford is not for them to apply. We know we have much more to do, and in parallel with the report’s publication the University is announcing a substantial expansion of its flagship UNIQ summer school for UK state school students, increasing the number of places available by 500.

Overall, the report tells a story of progress for UK students from under-represented backgrounds applying to Oxford between 2013 and 2017:

• The proportion from state schools has increased from 56.8% to 58.2%.

• The proportion identifying as Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) has risen from 13.9% to 17.9%.

• The proportion from socio-economically disadvantaged areas rose from 6.8% to 10.6%.

• The proportion from areas of low progression to higher education rose from 9.5% to 12.9%.

• The proportion declaring a disability rose from 5.6% to 7.7%.

• The mix of men and women has fluctuated, with men outnumbering women in most years but more women were admitted than men in 2017.

We hope that you will take the opportunity to read the report. Please direct any questions to the University of Oxford Public Affairs Directorate on (01865) 280 528.