Undergraduate Admissions Statistics: 2013 entry

What’s here

These tables are produced annually by the Student Data Management and Analysis team of the University of Oxford.

You can find information on various statistics by following the links on the left.

Statistics for previous years can be found by following the link on the right.

The data in the tables refers to candidates who applied in October 2012, irrespective of the year for which they were seeking admission. It does not include candidates holding deferred offers from the 2011 exercise.

Oxford is very competitive ...

More than 17,000 people applied to Oxford for 2013 entry. Oxford has around 3,200 places.

... And getting ever more so

Over 46,000 UCAS applicants achieved AAA+ at A-level (or equivalent) in 2012. The number of A grades at A-level has grown by over 38% in 10 years. Applications to Oxford have increased by 46% in the last 10 years.
[Source: UCAS; Joint Council for Qualifications; Oxford University data]

Oxford is 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.

Headline figures

  • The total number of applicants in October 2012 was 17,216. This remained consistent with the corresponding figure of 17,241 in October 2011.
  • The total number of acceptances was 3,198. This 3,198 includes 87 places for deferred entry in October 2014.
  • 11,556 applications (67.1%) came from those domiciled in the UK; 1,950 (11.3%) from those domiciled in the EU (non-UK), and 3,710 (21.5%) from those domiciled outside the EU.
  • 2,643 (82.6%) of acceptances went to those with domiciled in the UK; 180 (5.6%) to those domiciled in the EU (non-UK), and 375 (11.7%) to those domiciled outside the EU.
  • Of UK students attending maintained or independent schools or colleges in the UK, 56.8% of places went to applicants from the state sector and 43.2% to applicants from the independent sector.
  • For all candidates of all domiciles, 45.9% of places went to those from the state sector, 37.6% to the independent sector, and 16.5% to ‘other’ (e.g. other applicants from UK institutions not classified as state or independent, individual applicants and those applying from overseas).