Exterior of the Biochemistry Building
Exterior of the Biochemistry Building
Credit: Rob Judges. This image comes from Oxford University Images

Facts and figures

  1. There are over 22,000 students at Oxford, including 11,772 undergraduates and 9,850 graduate students
  2. The majority of Oxford’s UK undergraduates come from state schools. Latest figures show that, for UK students attending schools or colleges in the UK, 56.8% of places on undergraduate courses went to applicants from the state sector.
  3. Oxford spends over £5.67 million each year on outreach activities, in addition to the around £7 million it spends on bursaries.
  4. In 2014-15, Oxford has the most generous no-strings attached financial support for UK and EU undergraduates from the lowest income households. The lowest-income students receive support, through bursaries and fee reductions, totalling almost £20,000 over three years.
  5. Graduate students make up around 45 % of the total student body at Oxford. 62% of them come from outside the UK.
  6. Over 1,000 fully-funded scholarships are available for new master’s and doctoral students in 2014.
  7. Our academic staff come from almost 100 different countries and territories, and our students from more than 140.
  8. Oxford has more world-leading academics (rated 4* in the 2008 national Research Assessment Exercise) than any other UK university. Oxford also has the highest number of world-leading or internationally excellent (4* or 3*) academics in the UK.
  9. Oxford consistently has the highest research income from external sponsors of any UK university. In 2012-13, 40% (£436.8m) of income came from this source.
  10. Oxford University has won nine Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher Education, more than any other university.

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