Undergraduate admission statistics

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Dear University College London,
Under the Freedom of Information Act, may I kindly request you to provide admissions statistics(number of applications, offers and intake) for each of the undergraduate courses provided by UCL. If possible, please provide data for the 2019,2018,2017,2016 and 2015 entry admission cycles.

Furthermore, I'd also like to know about these undergraduate admission statistics for Chinese students (of Chinese nationality) in the 2019,2018,2017,2016 and 2015 entry admission cycles, including the number of applications, offers and intake, broke down into each undergraduate course provided by the UCL.

I would like to thank you in advance for your help, and I am looking forward to your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Ruochen Liu

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Dear Ruochen Liu

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 7 April 2020.
Apologies for the delay in responding to your request.

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request for the following information regarding UCL’s admission statistics
for each of its undergraduate courses, both generally and specifically for
Chinese nationals for the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 entry admission
cycles:

 

o Number of applications
o Number of offers
o Intake

 

We can confirm that we do hold information of the description specified in
your request and this information is provided attached.

 

As you will see in the attached spreadsheet, exact counts of five or less
have been withheld because these are personal data of third parties or, if
linked with other personal identifiers in the public domain, would be
likely to become personal data.  This information has been withheld under
Section 40(2) of the FOIA by virtue of Section 40(3)(a)(i).

 

Section 40(2) of the FOIA allows a public authority to withhold
information under the FOIA where (i) the requested information is personal
data relating to someone other than the requester, and (ii) its disclosure
would breach any of the Data Protection principles.  In this case, we
believe that the requested information could relate to and identify
individuals and therefore would be personal data.  The disclosure of these
personal data would not be in the reasonable expectations of the
individuals concerned and it would be unfair to do so; this therefore
breaches the first data protection principle.

 

As the Section 40(2) exemption is an absolute one, there is no need to
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