Admissions Feedback

In the 2019 admissions round, Oxford University received 14,087 applications and made 3,044 offers. The Oxford admissions process is very competitive and unfortunately we are unable to offer many strong applicants a place.

We have created a set of resources to support prospective students with their future applications, including suggestions of how to explore beyond school, top tips for writing a personal statement, and videos of interview-like situations.

We are also able to provide subject-specific feedback from the previous admissions cycle (those who applied in October 2019) which we hope will help prospective students and teachers better understand the process. Uploaded feedback can be found in the downloads box on the right-hand side of the page.

Subject-specific feedback has been uploaded for the following subjects for the 2019/20 admissions cycle: 

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
  • Classics and Joint Schools
  • Computer Science and Joint Schools
  • Economics and Management
  • English
  • Fine Art
  • Geography
  • History and Joint Schools
  • History of Art
  • Law (including Law with Law Studies in Europe)
  • Maths and Joint Schools
  • Medicine
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Oriental Studies
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Physics
  • Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics, and Experimental Psychology
  • Theology and Joint Schools


Individual Feedback

Individual feedback for the 2019/20 admissions cycle has been provided to all candidates who requested it before the 15 February 2020 deadline.