It’s official: These are the country’s most private school unis
Rah rah rah
The country’s unis are full of private school kids.
Yes, it’s a serious societal problem which speaks volumes about the closed shop of the upper echelons of British society and the invisible but sturdy barriers to breaking into the elite. But, also, it means that places like Durham end up full of annoying poshos.
Rah rah rah. If you go to one of the unis on this table, that’s probably all you’re used to hearing.
Well, it’s time to put some numbers to those noises. The good people at HESA have compiled stats on the percentage of students at each uni who went to private school
But in a couple of shocks, there are five unis more private school than Durham, and Cambridge only comes eighth on the list.
Two unis take less than half of their students from state school: Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music.
They’re followed by Oxford and St Andrews. It’s also little surprise to see over a third of students at Bristol, Exeter, and Edinburgh coming from private schools.