𝐎𝐱𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐑𝐞𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐒𝐮𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
Oxford has just released an annual admissions report, presenting undergraduate admissions statistics between 2017 and 2021. We hope by pinpointing some key findings from the report, our members will find the analysis useful.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐎𝐱𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝟐𝟐.𝟎% 𝐭𝐨 𝟐𝟒,𝟑𝟑𝟖 𝐢𝐧 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟕, while the number of students admitted in 2021 was back to the usual level of around 3,300 in pre-pandemic years. Following the special arrangements for awarding A-levels and other qualifications in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the intake in 2020 was higher than usual.
Applications from the UK and non-EU countries had risen. The highest number of overseas applications and admitted students from 2019 to 2021 was from Mainland China, with 5,915 applications and 459 admitted. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐧𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐎𝐱𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐊𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝟏,𝟑𝟐𝟒 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝟏𝟑𝟗 𝐚𝐝𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐝 in these three years combined, making Hong Kong the 4th largest international student demographic.
In the 2021 intake, 68.1% of the admitted UK-domicile students achieved A*A*A* grades or better, and 18.5% achieved A*A*A at A-level. 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐧𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐔𝐊-𝐝𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬 per place in 2019- 2021 are 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 (𝟏𝟖.𝟔 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞), 𝐄𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐜𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 (𝟏𝟖.𝟏), 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 (𝟏𝟐.𝟓), 𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞(𝟏𝟏.𝟖), 𝐁𝐢𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬(𝟏𝟎.𝟗).
Although the report does not reveal the statistics of A level results and admission results of international students, 𝐰𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐞, 𝐭𝐨𝐨. Thus we strongly suggest that our members plan ahead and prepare early, as well as work hard to improve their exam results. If you need customised advice and assistance, please contact us.