Thursday, 19 January 2017

Domestic Ranking of British Universisities over a 10-Year Period


The Complete University Guide (2008-2017):


The Guardian University League Table (2008-2017):

A comparison between the CUG's 10-Year Average Ranking (2008-17) and The Sunday Times' 10-Year Average Ranking (1998-2007): 

  
In the last 10 years (2008-17), only four universities have never left the top 10 in a domestic league table: Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrews and Warwick. A further 4 have never left the top 15: LSE, Imperial, UCL and Bath. This is based off of data from the Complete University Guide, The Guardian and The Times and Sunday Times. 

Click this link to see the graphical performance of a selected 31 universities in the UK. Some of the selected universities include Aston, Bristol, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, King's College, Loughborough, Nottingham, SOAS, Surrey and York.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

LSE Undergraduate Admissions Statistics

A FOI request sent to the London School of Economics via whatdotheyknow regarding the university's undergraduate admissions statistics produced the following result.

Here is a HTML link of the document uploaded by the university on whatdotheyknow.

Brief overview of overall statistics:-
2011/12 Acceptance Rate & Offer Rate - 14.77% and 19.63% respectively.
2012/13 Acceptance Rate & Offer Rate - 13.10% and 16.57% respectively.
2013/14 Acceptance Rate & Offer Rate - 13.17% and 17.48% respectively.

I am curious as to where Google gets the statistic for LSE's acceptance rate in 2013 being 7.2%. This would mean the competition for places is close to 13.9 applicants per place when according to the FOI request, the figure is closer to 7.6 applicants per place (17,340 applicants divided by 2271 acceptances).

The original Excel document can be found in the source.

Source: whatdotheyknow

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Durham University Undergraduate Admissions Statistics

Durham University has refused the FOI request, but has provided a link to their website which provides more information on admissions' statistics.

Click this link to see the Durham University website which has more information about admissions. 

Requests have been submitted to Bath, Warwick and LSE.

Source: whatdotheyknow

Thursday, 13 August 2015

UCAS Clearing 2015


Scottish listings:

Abertay
Aberdeen
Dundee: Scottish & EU students | International students
Edinburgh: No EU | International students
Edinburgh Napier: Scottish & EU students | rest of UK students | International students

Glasgow 
Glasgow Caledonian
Heriot-Watt

Queen Margaret
Robert Gordon

Strathclyde
Stirling
West of Scotland
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Rest of UK listings

Aberystwyth
Anglia Ruskin
Aston

Bangor
Bedfordshire
Birmingham UK/EU | International
Birmingham City
Arts, Bournemouth
Bournemouth
Bristol: UK/EU | International
Brunel
Bucks New

Cardiff
Cardiff Met
UCLan
Chester
Chichester
UCreative
Cumbria
De Montfort
Durham
East Anglia
Edge Hill
Essex
Exeter
Falmouth

Glynd┼Ár
Greenwich
Goldsmiths, London
Hull
Keele
Kent
King's College London
Kingston

Lancaster
Leeds
Leeds Met / Beckett
Leeds Trinity

Leicester 
Lincoln
Liverpool
Liverpool John Moores
Arts, London
London Met 

Loughborough
Manchester
Manchester Metropolitan
Middlesex
Newcastle
Northumbria
Norwich Arts

Nottingham
Nottingham Trent
Oxford Brookes
Portsmouth
Queen's Belfast
Queen Mary
Regents (Note: Regent's fees are over £15k pa and you can only claim a tuition fee loan for £6k)
SAE Institution (Note: SAE fees are £7k in Glasgow and £9k elsewhere and you can only claim a tuition fee loan for £6k)
 
St Mark & St John
St Georges
St Mary's Twickenham: Single honours | Joint honours
Sheffield
Sheffield Hallam
Southampton: UK/EU | International

Southampton Solent
South Wales
Staffordshire
University Campus Suffolk
Sunderland

Surrey
Sussex
Swansea
Teesside
West London

Warwick
Westminster
Winchester
Wolverhampton
York
York St John
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Universities not in Clearing

Cambridge No adjustment 
LSE States that adjustment candidates should reapply for the following year
Imperial No adjustment
Oxford No adjustment
St Andrews No adjustment, recommends candidates to reapply for the following year
UCL Limited adjustment, but no clearing.

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Articles of interest:   

Autumn Statement 2013: Cap on student recruitment lifted for all universities (The Telegraph)  
Clearing: Top British universities dropping grades as they struggle to fill places (The Telegraph)
Russell Group Universities in Clearing 2015 (The Telegraph)
A-Levels: Top grades down, but more university places (BBC News)
Clearing 2015: Live Blog (Times Higher Education)



 

Monday, 10 August 2015

KCL Undergraduate Admissions Statistics

Following a FOI request made by Mr K Johnson, King's College London has published its admissions statistics.

Medicine is the most competitive course at KCL with an offer rate of just 2%. If medicine was excluded, the offer rate and acceptance rate for 2012/3 would be 37.8% and 17.8% respectively. In 2013/4, it would be 40.9% (offer rate) and 18.3% (acceptance rate) and in 2014/5, it would be 44.0% (offer rate) and 19.9% (acceptance rate).

The source for the original FOI request is linked here.

Monday, 3 August 2015

University of St Andrews Entry UCAS Home Application Summary

Following a FOI request made by Mr K Johnson, the University of St Andrews has published its admissions statistics for Scottish/EU applicants. The source for the original FOI request is linked here: whatdotheyknow

I will upload one for Durham and KCL once they publish their admissions statistics.
  
***UPDATE:*** 

Statistics for up to the 2016-17 recruitment cycle and (partial) statistics for 2017-18 now available with the release of the most recent FOI request.