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Undergraduate admissions in 2022 see record number of public schools – The Oxford Student

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The University has today released its first set of statistics on the 2022 set of Oxford undergraduate offers. More than 3,600 students received an offer from their college, with 70% of offers to UK applicants going to students educated in the public sector. This is a 12% increase since 2016.

In a press release first published on its website, the University cited “strong competition for places”, with applications averaging “almost seven per place”. Overall, more than 3,600 students received offers, a figure the University cites as a 2.6% increase over the number of admissions the previous year. This means that 38% of those questioned obtained a place.

Importantly, the report finds that 70% of offers to UK applicants went to students educated in the public sector. This is up from 58% in 2016, and the University writes that it “remains committed to providing equitable access to all applicants”, with these figures indicating that “admissions from social groups underrepresented continue to grow in line with last year’s figures”. Additionally, the University’s Opportunity Oxford program continued to grow, with program offerings increasing by 36.5% to 228. The program offers students from underrepresented backgrounds a variety of support programs to help them make the transition to study at Oxford.

The interviews, which took place in early December last year, were the second round of admissions programs to take place online in the wake of the pandemic. Over 20,000 interviews were held and 3,600 students received an offer.

The link to the University post can be found here.

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