Undergraduate admissions statistics: Gender

All Oxford colleges are committed to recruiting the best candidates, irrespective of their age, colour, disability, ethnic origin, marital status, nationality, national origin, parental status, race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, social background or educational background.

The table below shows applications, acceptances and success rate by course and gender for 2013 entry.

Applications and acceptances by course and gender, 2013 entry: all domiciles

  Applications   Acceptances   Success rate (%)
  Female Male Total   Female Male Total   Female Male Total
ARTS                      
Ancient & Modern History 39 42 81   7 7 14   17.9 16.7 17.3
Archaeology and Anthropology 68 33 101   12 8 20   17.6 24.2 19.8
Classical Arch & Ancient History 42 25 67   13 6 19   31.0 24.0 28.4
Classics 148 145 293   59 64 123   39.9 44.1 42.0
Classics & English 24 6 30   6 2 8   25.0 33.3 26.7
Classics & Modern Languages 15 8 23   4 4 8   26.7 50.0 34.8
Computer Science & Philosophy 4 27 31     9 9   0.0 33.3 29.0
Economics & Management 444 748 1192   31 53 84   7.0 7.1 7.0
English 840 302 1142   164 76 240   19.5 25.2 21.0
English & Modern Languages 97 20 117   15 3 18   15.5 15.0 15.4
European & Middle Eastern Languages 20 8 28   6 2 8   30.0 25.0 28.6
Fine Art 154 35 189   21 7 28   13.6 20.0 14.8
Geography 222 149 371   49 28 77   22.1 18.8 20.8
History 496 533 1029   129 117 246   26.0 22.0 23.9
History & Economics 35 64 99   2 11 13   5.7 17.2 13.1
History & English 69 20 89   6 1 7   8.7 5.0 7.9
History & Modern Languages 55 32 87   9 7 16   16.4 21.9 18.4
History & Politics 116 163 279   14 25 39   12.1 15.3 14.0
History of Art 121 16 137   10 2 12   8.3 12.5 8.8
Law 719 583 1302   106 90 196   14.7 15.4 15.1
Law/LSE 205 112 317   17 14 31   8.3 12.5 9.8
Mathematics & Philosophy 28 62 90   2 14 16   7.1 22.6 17.8
Modern Languages 371 202 573   126 63 189   34.0 31.2 33.0
Modern Languages & Linguistics 53 19 72   20 7 27   37.7 36.8 37.5
Music 117 104 221   26 44 70   22.2 42.3 31.7
Oriental Studies 101 67 168   34 14 48   33.7 20.9 28.6
Philosophy & Modern Languages 30 21 51   10 3 13   33.3 14.3 25.5
Philosophy & Theology 58 60 118   18 10 28   31.0 16.7 23.7
Physics & Philosophy 48 98 146   4 12 16   8.3 12.2 11.0
PPE 623 1017 1640   83 149 232   13.3 14.7 14.1
Theology 42 49 91   15 13 28   35.7 26.5 30.8
Theology & Oriental Studies 2 2 4   1   1   50.0 0.0 25.0
TOTAL ARTS 5406 4772 10178   1019 865 1884   18.8 18.1 18.5
                       
SCIENCES                      
Biochemistry 239 160 399   45 45 90   18.8 28.1 22.6
Biological Sciences 274 154 428   75 36 111   27.4 23.4 25.9
Biomedical Sciences 135 58 193   25 8 33   18.5 13.8 17.1
Chemistry 268 370 638   63 117 180   23.5 31.6 28.2
Computer Science 24 123 147   3 20 23   12.5 16.3 15.6
Earth Sciences 56 60 116   17 17 34   30.4 28.3 29.3
EEM 27 73 100   2 8 10   7.4 11.0 10.0
Engineering Science 161 559 720   43 114 157   26.7 20.4 21.8
Experimental Psychology 165 47 212   41 9 50   24.8 19.1 23.6
Human Sciences 117 38 155   20 11 31   17.1 28.9 20.0
Materials Science (inc. MEM) 22 57 79   7 26 33   31.8 45.6 41.8
Mathematics 316 601 917   45 116 161   14.2 19.3 17.6
Mathematics & Computer Science 28 91 119   3 25 28   10.7 27.5 23.5
Mathematics & Statistics 76 96 172   12 10 22   15.8 10.4 12.8
Medicine 811 660 1471   72 77 149   8.9 11.7 10.1
Physics 235 776 1011   26 147 173   11.1 18.9 17.1
Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics 106 55 161   18 11 29   17.0 20.0 18.0
TOTAL SCIENCES 3060 3978 7038   517 797 1314   16.9 20.0 18.7
TOTAL 8466 8750 17216   1536 1662 3198   18.1 19.0 18.6

The table below shows applications and acceptances for UK domiciled candidates by school type and gender for 2013 entry.

UK domiciled applications and acceptances by type of school/college and gender, 2013 entry

  Applications 2013 Acceptances 2013
  Female Male Total % Female Male Total %
Comprehensive 1334 1283 2617 22.6 290 274 564 21.3
Grammar 518 619 1137 9.8 124 137 261 9.9
Sixth Form Colleges 698 629 1327 11.5 145 122 267 10.1
Academy 1 770 749 1519 13.1 159 161 320 12.1
FE Institutions 2 193 171 364 3.1 27 23 50 1.9
Other State 3 5 5 10 0.1 1 - 1 0.0
State sector 3518 3456 6974 60.3 746 717 1463 55.4
Independent 1940 2185 4125 35.7 498 616 1114 42.1
Other UK Institutions 4 29 14 43 0.4 10 1 11 0.4
Overseas Schools 26 29 55 0.5 6 4 10 0.4
Individuals 152 207 359 3.1 20 25 45 1.7
All other category 207 250 457 4.0 36 30 66 2.5
TOTAL 5665 5891 11556 100.0 1280 1363 2643 100.0

1 Academy is a new classification, introduced by UCAS for 2013 entry

2 FE Institutions comprises tertiary colleges and all types of further education colleges

3 Other State comprises Other Secondary Schools, Special Schools and City Technology Colleges

4 Other UK institutions mainly comprises Language Schools and HE institutions but also includes a few other UK institutions that are not classified as either State or Independent

The table below shows applications and acceptances for candidates of all domiciles by school type and gender for 2013 entry.

Applications and acceptances by type of school/college and gender: all domiciles

  Applications 2013 Acceptances 2013
  Female Male Total % Female Male Total %
Comprehensive 1345 1294 2639 15.3 292 274 566 17.7
Grammar 519 621 1140 6.6 124 137 261 8.2
Sixth Form Colleges 720 656 1376 8.0 146 123 269 8.4
Academy 1 772 753 1525 8.9 159 161 320 10.0
FE Institutions 2 204 186 390 2.3 28 23 51 1.6
Other State 3 5 5 10 0.1 1 - 1 0.0
State sector 3565 3515 7080 41.1 750 718 1468 45.9
Independent 2265 2499 4764 27.7 543 660 1203 37.6
Other UK Institutions 4 44 22 66 0.4 12 2 14 0.4
Overseas Schools 1167 1152 2319 13.5 131 139 270 8.4
Individuals 1425 1562 2987 17.4 100 143 243 7.6
All other category 2636 2736 5372 31.2 243 284 527 16.5
TOTAL 8466 8750 17216 100.0 1536 1662 3198 100.0

1 Academy is a new classification, introduced by UCAS for 2013 entry

2 FE Institutions comprises tertiary colleges and all types of further education colleges

3 Other State comprises Other Secondary Schools, Special Schools and City Technology Colleges

4 Other UK institutions mainly comprises Language Schools and HE institutions but also includes a few other UK institutions that are not classified as either State or Independent

Last year’s figures for comparison:

  Applications 2012 Acceptances 2012
Female Male Total % Female Male Total %
Comprehensive 1679 1703 3382 19.6 349 358 707 21.9
Grammar 1018 936 1954 11.3 240 256 496 15.3
Sixth-form colleges 716 647 1363 7.9 117 117 234 7.2
FE Institutions 1 267 213 480 2.8 26 27 53 1.6
Other maintained 2 44 96 140 0.8 4 25 29 0.9
Maintained sector 3724 3595 7319 42.5 736 783 1519 47.0
Independent 2288 2565 4853 28.1 552 659 1211 37.5
Other UK Institutions 3 34 29 63 0.4 5 3 8 0.2
Overseas Schools 903 952 1855 10.8 94 133 227 7.0
Individuals 1528 1623 3151 18.3 114 154 268 8.3
All other category 2465 2604 5069 29.4 213 290 503 15.6
TOTAL 8477 8764 17241 100.0 1501 1732 3233 100.0

1 FE Institutions comprise tertiary colleges and all types of further education colleges.

2 The ‘Other maintained’ category comprises other. secondary schools, special schools and city technology colleges.

3 ‘Other UK Institutions’ mainly comprises language. schools and HE Institutions, but also includes a few other UK institutions that are not classified as either maintained or independent.

Success rate by type of school/college and gender: all domiciles

  Success rate 2013 Success rate 2012
  Female (%) Male (%) All (%) Female (%) Male (%) All (%)
Comprehensive 21.7 21.2 21.4 20.8 21.0 20.9
Grammar 23.9 22.1 22.9 23.6 27.4 25.4
Sixth Form Colleges 20.3 18.8 19.5 16.3 18.1 17.2
Academy 20.6 21.4 21.0 - - -
FE Institutions 13.7 12.4 13.1 9.7 12.7 11.0
Other State 20.0 0.0 10.0 9.1 26.0 20.7
State sector 21.0 20.4 20.7 19.8 21.8 20.8
Independent 24.0 26.4 25.3 24.1 25.7 25.0
Other UK Institutions 27.3 9.1 21.2 14.7 10.3 12.7
Overseas Schools 11.2 12.1 11.6 10.4 14.0 12.2
Individuals 7.0 9.2 8.1 7.5 9.5 8.5
All other category 9.2 10.4 9.8 8.6 11.1 9.9
TOTAL 18.1 19.0 18.6 17.7 19.8 18.8