University of Oxford

Oxford | South East England

Creative Political Sporty 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 917 comments (248 students)
    • The downside

      Stress levels among students are very high and the university and colleges are often not very sympathetic to extenuating...

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      2012, 4th year, Classical Greek Literature

      The downside

      Stress levels among students are very high and the university and colleges are often not very sympathetic to extenuating circumstances, nor do they provide sufficient information or support for eg. mental health issues.

      2012, 4th year, Classical Greek Literature

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    • The downside

      Helping with work problems

      2012, 1st year, Materials Science

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    • Facilities

      We're spoilt for choice when it comes to social spaces at university. Every college has a JCR where you can watch TV/hang out...

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      2013, 3rd year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

      Facilities

      We're spoilt for choice when it comes to social spaces at university. Every college has a JCR where you can watch TV/hang out with your friends without needing to buy anything, and the university parks are perfect for socialising in the summer. On top of that, there is a huge university sports complex, various arts venues, and even the libraries have cafes attached.

      2013, 3rd year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Nightlife

      Park end after matches on Wednesday is good.

      2014, 4th year, Chemistry Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Student Union

      Never go to the SU, there's so much else to do - don't even know where it is...college life and societies play much biger role

      2014, 2nd year, Modern History

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    • Academic Experience

      Usually, you have two hours of lectures per module, per week, as well as a tutorial (or in later years, a class) in which you...

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      2013, 3rd year, Mathematics Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      Usually, you have two hours of lectures per module, per week, as well as a tutorial (or in later years, a class) in which you go over that week's problem sheet. Occasionally there will be computing practicals. The course is very different to A-Level Maths, but very interesting, especially when you start to choose your optional modules. There is a full range of Pure and Applied modules, as well as modules from Statistics and from Computer Science, and 3rd and 4th years can choose to write a dissertation instead of one of the exams. Almost all of the work set is in the form of problem sheets. The sheets usually start with easier questions, to help you learn the basics, then move on to harder questions which really test your understanding of the material covered in lectures. In the tutorial or class you receive your marked answers and the tutor goes over the questions, focussing on the ones that you found most difficult. This is your chance to ask questions, if you didn't understand something in the lectures, or would like the tutor to explain something. If the problem sheet went well, this is the chance to explore the material more deeply, or talk about related topics. This year the new Maths Institute will open, so the whole Maths faculty will be in the same building. This is where undergraduates will have lectures and classes, and there will be spaces designed for meetings and collaborative work.

      2013, 3rd year, Mathematics Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 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

60%

MED

Varied union activities

58%

LOW

Sporty

75%

HIGH

Political

85%

HIGH

Creative

75%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £25k HIGH
Student score 86% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

91%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

25,670

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

65%

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

27%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

31%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

University images

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    Students eat lunch on campus

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    Study group

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    Bedroom in college accommodation

  • Dining Hall

    Dining Hall

  • Library

    Library

  • Campus

    Campus

  • Students in Oxford

    Students in Oxford

  • Students on campus

    Students on campus

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