Cambridge Statistics Suggest Intensive Competition
University of Cambridge has announced its undergraduate admissions statistics for the cycle of 2021. Compared to the previous application cycle, 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒏𝒖𝒎𝒃𝒆𝒓 𝒐𝒇 𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒄𝒍𝒊𝒎𝒃𝒆𝒅 𝒃𝒚 11.6% 𝒕𝒐 22,795 𝒘𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒏𝒖𝒎𝒃𝒆𝒓 𝒐𝒇 𝒐𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒅𝒆𝒄𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒅 𝒃𝒚 9.6% 𝒕𝒐 4,260.
18.6% of UK applicants for Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences had A-level results of A*A*A*, whereas 10.6% had A*A*A. 29.1% of Science applicants in the UK have A*A*A* and 9.8% have A*A*A.
Subjects with the most intense competition among UK-domicile applicants are 𝑪𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒖𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝑺𝒄𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 (𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒔𝒖𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝒐𝒇 7.8%), 𝑬𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒐𝒎𝒊𝒄𝒔 (𝒔𝒖𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝒐𝒇 10%), 𝑷𝒔𝒚𝒄𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒐𝒈𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍 & 𝑩𝒆𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒊𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒂𝒍 𝑺𝒄𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒔 (𝒔𝒖𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝒐𝒇 10.8%), 𝑬𝒏𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈, (𝒔𝒖𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝒐𝒇 12.4%) 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑯𝒖𝒎𝒂𝒏, 𝑺𝒐𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒍, & 𝑷𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍 𝑺𝒄𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒔 (𝒔𝒖𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝒐𝒇 12.7%).
As for international applications, 𝑴𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑪𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒂, 𝑯𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝑲𝒐𝒏𝒈, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑺𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒂𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒆 have the largest number of aspiring candidates with 2,008, 648, and 556 applications respectively. These three regions have gained, respectively, 282, 99, and 132 conditional offers.
If you wish to know more about the recent development of Oxford University applications, please refer to our earlier post （https://www.nh.edu.hk/post/3fc4acf0） for a summary of the important findings from Oxford's annual admissions report, which also illustrates the increasingly severe competition. We strongly recommend that our members organise their studies in advance, start early, and work hard in order to boost their exam performance. Please get in touch with us if you require individualised guidance and help.