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Undergraduate admissions statistics

Oxford University is pleased to publish its third Annual Admissions Statistical Report. This gives information on the students who have applied to our undergraduate courses, received offers and been admitted, over the last five years. The statistics are broken down by domicile, nation and region of the UK, disadvantage, school type, gender, ethnicity and disability, and they are presented at University level and by course and college.

The data reveals steady progress towards our journey of diversifying our student body, as well as evidence that this work is far from over. Some groups remain under-represented in our community. We are committed to building a more inclusive Oxford and being representative of wider society.

Last year we took significant strides towards this goal, when we announced two new initiatives, which overtime will see our intake of British undergraduates from low-income backgrounds increase to 25% by 2023. The first cohort of students admitted via our Opportunity Oxford bridging programme will begin this September, and we will begin the roll-out of Foundation Oxford next year.

Work also continues at pace to steady educational disruption where possible caused by the COVID-19 pandemic for those considering applying to Oxford, through our extensive digital outreach programme. This work includes moving our UNIQ residential programme online in order to counter the isolation that some are feeling at this uncertain time and bring to life all that the University has to offer prospective students, wherever they may be.

If you are a student considering applying to Oxford, a family member, or teacher with ideas about how we can reach more young people across the UK, please get in touch via ox.ac.uk/ask, as we would love to hear your thoughts.

Information and advice about applying to Oxford and giving more detail on the student experience itself, including forthcoming events, is regularly posted on our Admissions pages.

Students and parents


Journalists, MPs and others

With best wishes,

Martin Williams
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)

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