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 905 comments (240 students)
    • Nightlife

      There are multiple student nights on every day of the week

      2014, 4th year, Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Being able to get involved in any extracurricular activity at any level, not just for those who are good at the activity.

      2013, 1st year, Linguistics, Classics & Related Subjects Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      A better work/extra curricular balance would make the university more enjoyable.

      2013, 1st year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Student Union is pretty useless.

      2013, 1st year, Pre Clinical Medicine

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    • The upside

      I had very low expectations of nightlife but it is better than you might presume. Good for rowing if that's you're thing, I...

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      2013, 1st year, Mathematics Not Elsewhere Classified

      The upside

      I had very low expectations of nightlife but it is better than you might presume. Good for rowing if that's you're thing, I found it relatively easy to get into sport. Lots of welfare support if needed. World class tutors in their fields.

      2013, 1st year, Mathematics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Sport

      There's a sport's centre that is university-wide, although some colleges have gyms. Colleges which have a good reputation in...

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      2014, 2nd year, English Literature

      Sport

      There's a sport's centre that is university-wide, although some colleges have gyms. Colleges which have a good reputation in certain sports will have the facilities to reflect that (for example my college has a well-equipped and large boathouse as it is well-known for rowing). You can enjoy any kind of sport, from football and netball to octopush and quidditch, for all levels of commitment and difficult.

      2014, 2nd year, English Literature

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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
Student score 85% HIGH
Average graduate salary £25k HIGH
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED

Overall student satisfaction

91%

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

36%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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