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University of Oxford

Oxford | South East England

Political Creative City Collegiate Rural

Ucas code: O33

There's a reason why Oxford is the world's most famous university, and it's not because of the nice old buildings or pretty countryside. It's not even because we wrote the English dictionary. It's because you'll find here the best academics, widest range of resources and the finest cohort of fellow students anywhere in the world. Oxford students come from more than 140 countries.
Source:Oxford University Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 1340 comments (323 students)
    • Facilities

      Excellent, couldn't ask for better

      2012, 2nd year, Applied Molecular Biology, Biophysics & Biochemistry

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    • Student Union

      There are loads of events organised at a university-wide level, but most are organised at a college level, and it would take...

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      2014, 3rd year, Jurisprudence

      Student Union

      There are loads of events organised at a university-wide level, but most are organised at a college level, and it would take far too long for me to try to list all of the events and activities that people can get involved in if they want to. Even during Freshers' week there are activities to suit everyone, even if you don't like drinking or clubbing.

      2014, 3rd year, Jurisprudence

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    • The downside

      Organisation of lectures and tutorials do not always coincide. Lots of self teaching.

      2016, 1st year

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    • The downside

      Technology could be better

      2012, 3rd year, Music

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    • The downside

      The workload, while reasonable for a competitive medicine course, means some things such as extracurriculars are inevitably...

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      2012, 1st year, Pre Clinical Medicine

      The downside

      The workload, while reasonable for a competitive medicine course, means some things such as extracurriculars are inevitably moved down the list of priorities. Doesn't mean that medics can't take part, the opposite is true if anything, but these activities end up being a smaller part of student life than first expected.

      2012, 1st year, Pre Clinical Medicine

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    • Nightlife

      There are quite a few clubs in town and they're not exactly all the same kind of clubs.

      2014, 2nd year, German Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Diverse local nightlife

59%

MED

Varied union activities

55%

LOW

Sporty

73%

MED

Creative

67%

HIGH

Political

88%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £25k HIGH
Student score 85% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

90%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

26,005

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

64%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

27%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

48%

of students are female

Young / Mature

21%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

28%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

34%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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