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Gender

This page breaks down Oxford’s group of UK-domiciled applicants, offer holders and admitted students by gender declared on application10.

University-level data

  • The female proportion of UK-domiciled undergraduate students admitted to Oxford has ranged over the past five admissions years from 46.5% to 50.1%.
  • In 2017, Oxford admitted more UK-domiciled female undergraduates than male.

UK applications to Oxford, offers made and students admitted by gender, 2013–2017

 FemaleMale 
 ApplicationsOffersAdmittedApplicationsOffersAdmittedFemale proportion of total
UK students admitted
20176,1391,5021,2756,4441,4261,27250.1%
20166,0071,4761,2836,1861,5131,34748.8%
20155,7461,4021,2345,9831,4891,36547.5%
20145,5281,3641,2015,8901,5081,38446.5%
20135,6651,3971,2815,8911,4661,36448.4%

Context

Breakdown of students at UK universities by gender (2015 UK intake)*

section 5.1

Oxford University (2017 UK intake)

section 5.2

Breakdown of students achieving AAA or better at A-level by gender
(all UK universities, 2015 UK intake)*

section 5.3

*Most recent available national data covers 2015 intake: defined as first-year, first-degree, UK-domiciled undergraduate students, academic year 2015/16. AAA+ pool includes equivalent Scottish qualifications. Excludes unknown school type. See note on HESA data for full citation.

▴Other gender: percentages are too small to represent in diagram.

10. The Annual Admissions Statistical Report uses the binary male/female options from the UCAS application, which may not reflect the gender identity of all applicants. 

For further information on all Oxford's admissions statistics, including by course and by college, please read the Annual Admissions Statistical Report.

You may also be interested to see detailed statistics relating to gender.

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