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University of Oxford

Oxford| South East England

Political 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 1310 comments (338 students)
    • The downside

      Not enough time to do everything!

      2013, 1st year, English Law

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    • The downside

      Student Union, University-wide events (rather than college-wide)

      2013, 1st year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Structure of my degree: too rigid and inflexible. Sometimes, too much work.

      2013, 1st year, Theology

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    • The downside

      There could be a better mix of people from different backgrounds.

      2013, 1st year, Chemistry Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Student Union's presence, integration between colleges

      2013, 3rd year, Mathematical & Theoretical Physics

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    • The downside

      Surprised a bit about the lack of diversity in back grounds of people at university.

      2013, 3rd year, General Engineering 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.

Sporty

72%

MED

Political

88%

HIGH

Varied union activities

62%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

56%

MED

Creative

64%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £25k HIGH

Number of students

24,860

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

59%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

22%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

47%

of students are female

Young / Mature

20%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

32%

of students here are from outside the UK

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League table rankings

Here's where this university ranks in the three main league tables (where available), which are calculated using a combination of stats that they each weight in different ways. They’re a handy guide but don’t offer the full picture – just because a university is top (or bottom) of the league tables doesn’t mean it is (or isn’t) the right choice for you.

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Where it's located

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