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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 and 2021.
  • There are over 24,000 students at Oxford, including 11,955 undergraduates and 12,010 postgraduates.
  • Oxford is very competitive: more than 23,000 people applied for around 3,300 undergraduate places for entry in 2019. That means Oxford receives, on average, around 7 applications for each available place.
  • The majority of Oxford’s UK undergraduates come from state schools. For 2020 entry, over 69% of UK offers went to students from the state sector.
  • Oxford offers more than 250 postgraduate programmes.
  • International students make up almost 45% of our total student body - around 10,900 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, including the colleges and Oxford University Press, is the largest employer in Oxfordshire, supporting around 33,700 jobs in the county and injecting more than £2.3bn annually into the regional economy.

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Read a longer list of facts and figures here

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The Economic Impact of the University of Oxford

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