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Business Assurance 
5th Floor 
 
Information Compliance 
James Clerk Maxwell Building 
 
57 Waterloo Road 
 
London 
SE1 8WA 
 
Tel:   020 7848 7816 
Email: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxx.xx.xx     
 
 
 
Mr Oliver Haxley 
By email only to: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
 
26 September 2018 
 
Dear Mr Haxley,   
 
Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“the Act”) 
 
Further to your recent request for information held by King’s College London, I am 
writing to confirm that the requested information is held by the university. 
 
Your request 
 
We received your information request on 25 September 2018 and have treated it as 
a request for information made under section 1(1) of the Act. 
 
You requested the following information: 
 
I would like to request the following data: How many people applied for BSc 
Economics in the last two years and how many people did get an offer? What is the 
acceptance rate? 
 
Our response 
 
 
Please see the requested data below:  
 
Offer 
Offers 
Year of Entry  Applications  Offers 
Rate 
Firmed 
Firm Rate 
2017 
1015 
724 
71% 
193 
27% 
2018 
1219 
744 
61% 
204 
27% 
 
We were unsure in this instance precisely what you meant by the term ‘acceptance 
rate.’  
 
This could be ‘what is King’s acceptance rate’, which would be how many offers 
King’s give out compared to the number of applications. This can be found in the 
‘Offer Rate’ column in the table above. 
 

  
Alternatively, this could be acceptance rate in terms of how many people who 
receive offers accept them? This would be how many applicants ‘Firm’ their offer. 
This can be found in the ‘Firm Rate’ column of the table above.  
 
As can be seen we have provided both figures to cover both possibilities. 
 
This completes the university’s response to your information request. 
 
Your right to complain 
 
If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your 
information request or feel that it has not been properly handled you have the right 
to complain or request a review of our decision by contacting the Assistant Director 
of Business Assurance (Information Compliance) within 60 days of the date of this 
letter.  
 
Further information about our internal complaints procedure is available at the link 
below: 
 
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/college/policyzone/assets/files/governance_and_legal/Freed
om_of_Information_Policy_updated_Oct_%202011.pdf 
 
 
In the event that you are not content with the outcome of your complaint you may 
apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally the Information 
Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the internal 
complaints procedure provided by King’s College London. 
 
The Information Commissioner can be contacted at the following address: 
 
The Information Commissioner’s Office 
Wycliffe House 
Water Lane 
Wilmslow 
Cheshire 
SK9 5AF 
 
 
Yours sincerely 
 
Sean Mackaay 
Information Compliance