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There are more than 25,000 students at Oxford

Facts and figures

Did you know?

  • Oxford was ranked first in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.
  • There are more than 25,000 students at Oxford, including 12,510 undergraduates and 13,044 postgraduates.
  • Entry to undergraduate courses at Oxford continues to be very competitive: there are usually only around 3,300 places, and over 24,000 people applied to start in 2021.
  • The majority of Oxford’s UK undergraduates come from state schools. Over 68% of UK students admitted in 2021 were from the state sector.
  • Oxford offers more than 350 postgraduate programmes.
  • For 2020/21 entry, over 34,500 applications were received for some 6,675 postgraduate places.
  • International students make up almost 45% of our total student body - around 11,500 students. Students come to Oxford from more than 160 countries and territories. 
  • According to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the official UK-wide assessment of all university research, Oxford has the largest volume of world-leading research in the UK.
  • The University of Oxford contributes around £15.7 billion to the UK economy, and supports more than 28,000 full time jobs (2018/19). Find out more here.

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Read a longer list of facts and figures here

Read the Economic Impact of the University of Oxford

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