NEW Cambridge Admissions Stats: South-East and London equals rest of UK

Statistics also reveal subject and gender disparities

Cambridge has just released their application and admissions statistics for the current year and they pretty much confirm everything we all already thought about Cambridge.

Firstly, those who went to state comprehensives have a lower chance of receiving a Cambridge offer with their success rate lying at 20.5%. However, grammar school applicants do have a higher success rate than their private school counterparts, 29.6% compared to 28.7% with sixth form colleges lying just above comprehensives at 21.6%. Cambridge has also increased the amount of state school students that it gives offers to, up from 62.5% last year to 64.1% this year.

As the regional disparities show, London and the South East still dominate with students from their receiving 46% of all offers. Quick shout-out to everyone in Northern Ireland, the region with the largest success rate and followed by the North East and then the South West. This is in spite of the fact that the three regions with the lowest application rates were Northern Ireland, Wales and the North East. Lowest success rates came from Scotland, West Midlands and Wales.

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Breakdown by region

And finally, and the most important question. Who has the most popular college? Which college received the most applications this year? The statistics say:

1st Place: Trinity with 1,213 applications

2nd Place: Catz with 1,046 applications

3rd Place: Jesus with 966 Applications

Well done to these winners with applications aplenty.

Subjects by gender

Unsurprisingly, History of Art had the highest number of female students, with women representing 87% of all students. This was followed by Education, with 82% female students, and Archaeology and English at 76% and 75% respectively. Economics was the most male- dominated, with 67.7% of Economics being men; History and Modern Languages was the first gender-balanced Arts / Social Sciences subject.

Interestingly, there were 14.8 % more female ANSaC students than MML, despite the courses both being lingustically and culturally focused. AMEs, also a linguistic / cultural course, similarly attracted 6.6 % more female students than MML, despite the similar course structure.

The 4- year Classics course (which includes an extra year of Ancient Greek) has 10% more female students than the 3- year Classics course (at 66. 7 and 56% respectively); while the 3 years Classics course had 10 % more male students than the 4- year course, suggesting fewer male students need the additional year of Ancient Greek.

Arts/Social Sciences by gender

Most female dominated

History of Art: F – 87% , M 13%

Education: F = 82.4 % , M = 17.6%

Archaeology: F = 76.9 %, M = 23.1 %

English: F = 75 % , M = 24.5 %

Anglo-Saxon, Norse, & Celtic
F = 73.7%, M = 26.3 %

Geography:

F = 68.9%, M = 31.1%

Classics (4 years)

F = 66.7%, M = 33.3 %

Linguistics
F = 66.7% , M = 33.3 %

Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
F= 65.6%, M = 34.4%

Theology, Religion & Philosophy of Religion F=
64.1%, M= 35.9%

Human, Social, & Political Sciences
F = 63.3%, M = 36.7%

History & Politics F = 60 % , M = 40 %

Architecture F = 59.5%, M = 40.5%

Law F= 59.4%, M = 40.6%

Modern & Medieval Languages F = 58.9%, M= 41.1%

Land Economy F = 57.1%, 42. 9%

Classics F = 56%, M = 44%

History F= 53.6%, M = 46. 4%

Most male dominated:

Philosophy : M = 53.3 % F= 46.7%

Music , M = 55.4% , F = 44.6%

Economics : M = 67.7 %, F =32.3%

Most gender- balanced:

History & Modern Languages F = 50 %, M= 50%

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Sciences by gender:

Maths was the most male dominated, with only 16.3% of the course made up by female students. At the other end of the spectrum, women make up 79.7% of Vet Meds, 26.8% more women than in Medicine (which was almost gender balanced), despite the courses sharing similar content.

Most male – dominated sciences:

Maths: M = 83.7%, F = 16.3%

Computer Science: M = 80%, F = 20%

Engineering : M = 74.9%, F = 25.1%

Natural Sciences: M = 61.5% , F = 38.5%

Most female- dominated sciences:

Psychological and Behavioural Sciences: F= 79.7%, M = 20.3%

Veterinary Medicine: 79.7%, M = 20.3% %

Medicine Graduate Course: F = 78.3 %, M = 21.7%

Most gender- balanced sciences:

Medicine: M = 52.9 %, F = 47.1 %

International stats:

In total 885 international students received and accepted 885 offers from Cambridge, with a success rate of 14.2%

The highest number of applications from any one country came from China, with 702 applications. Chinese students led as the largest cohort of students, with 120 being successfully accepted to their course.

Cypriot students had the highest success rate, at 24.6%; India had the lowest, at only 6.3% , closely followed by Pakistan at 6.4%.

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