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Everything you need to know about Oxford

Here’s a roundup of all the key facts and figures about Oxford University which you might want to consider when choosing a university.

General facts

Established: c. 1096 (second oldest university in Europe)

Students (2016):

11,728 undergraduates

10,941 graduates

International students:

EU: 3,351

Non-EU:  5,414

Top ten international student nationalities:

USA – 1,573
China (Inc. Hong Kong and Macao) – 1,151
Germany – 883
India – 390
Italy – 385
Canada – 361
Australia – 348
France – 308
Singapore – 290
Ireland – 242

Academic staff: 1,791 (2015)

Colleges and halls accepting undergraduate students: 35

Times Higher Education student satisfaction survey ranking: 4th

Notable alumni:

British Prime Ministers: 27

Olympic medal winners: 120

Nobel prize winners: 28

Degrees awarded (2015/16):

1st: 1,013

2.1: 1,786

2.2: 206

3rd: 17

Number of undergraduate courses offered: 49

Click here for full 2018 undergraduate course information

Tuition fees:

UK & EU students: £9,250 per year

Overseas students: £15,755-£23,190 (+ annual college fee £7,350)

After graduation:

Average starting salary: £27,000

Six months after graduation, only 5% of Oxford alumni were looking for work

World university rankings 2016-2017

Times Higher Education: 1st

QS World University Rankings: 6th

CWUR: 5th

US News: 6th

For QS rankings by subject, click here

World university rankings 2017-2018

Times Higher Education: 1st

QS World University Rankings: 6th

CWUR: 5th

US News: 5th

Why study at Oxford?

Oxford is indisputably one of the world’s best and most prestigious universities. With small seminar groups and one-on-one tutorials, the University’s teaching style is designed to cultivate the talents of each individual student and help them excel, and this is reflected in the impressive attainment record of its students, both academically and in their subsequent careers. Graduates from Oxford are highly sought after by employers in a wide range of fields and enjoy significantly higher starting salaries than graduates from other UK universities.

The city itself is also a major draw. Despite being quite small, Oxford is a thriving, cosmopolitan city, with a wealth of restaurants, shops, plenty of nightlife and several major cultural attractions, including the world’s first university museum and the UK’s second largest library. Oxford also features extensive parklands and some of the United Kingdom’s finest pre-20th century architecture.  In short, it’s a beautiful, safe and exciting place to live, small enough to cycle across with ease but large enough to keep you fully occupied during your free time.

To find out how a summer school programme could help prepare you for your Oxford application, click here.

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