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Dr James Knapton 
Information Compliance Officer 
 
 
 
 
M Owens 
 
By email 
 
 
Reference: FOI-2019-320 
20 May 2019 
 
 
 
 
Dear M Owens, 
 
Your request was received on 27 April 2019 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of 
Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’). 
 
You asked: 
 
I am writing to request information relating to applications in 2019 for undergraduate study at 
the University of Cambridge. 
For candidates that meet three of five contextual flags listed below, or spent time in care, please 
provide: 
- Number of applications 
- Number of total offers (direct or pool) 
- Number of pooled candidates (but subsequently unsuccessful) 
- Number of unsuccessful candidates 
Please break down this information per course. For each course, please also state the number 
of total applications and offers.
 
 
The requested information is attached. Total applications and offers are published at 
https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/apply/statistics   
 
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accordance with the law of copyright. 
 
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Yours sincerely, 
 
James Knapton 
 

"…to applications in 2019 for undergraduate study at the University of Cambridge.
For candidates that meet three of five contextual flags listed below, or spent time in care, please 
provide:
- Number of applications
Data
- Number of total offers (direct or pool)
Request
- Number of pooled candidates (but subsequently unsuccessful)
- Number of unsuccessful candidates
Please break down this information per course. For each course, please also state the number of total 
applications and offers..."
By
M. Owens
On
Tuesday, 02 April, 2019
Figures are grouped by UCAS application year. The 2019 application year ran from applications opening 
Apply Year
in September 2018 to Confirmation in August 2019.
Notes
Applicant
Applicants have been filtered to include only those who would have qualified for adjustment.
Status

Apply
Direct Applications
Open Applications
Course
Year
Applications
Total Offers
Winter Pool Place
Winter Pool Offer
Applications
Total Offers
Winter Pool Place
Winter Pool Offer
Archaeology
8
5
4
3
0
0
0
0
Architecture
44
5
16
1
5
0
0
0
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
12
7
6
2
2
1
0
0
Chemical Engineering via Engineering
19
2
4
0
2
0
1
0
Chemical Engineering via Natural Sciences
23
3
9
1
2
0
0
0
Classics (4 years)
9
8
4
3
0
0
0
0
Computer Science
122
14
42
2
23
0
6
0
Economics
87
12
30
2
6
1
1
0
Education
13
9
4
2
0
0
0
0
Engineering
200
23
53
6
36
7
6
2
English
99
33
33
10
7
2
2
0
Geography
38
21
12
8
2
2
0
0
History
75
21
21
4
6
1
1
0
History and Modern Languages
11
4
4
2
1
0
0
0
History and Politics
26
5
7
0
2
1
0
0
History of Art
5
1
1
1
2
1
0
0
2019
Human, Social, and Political Sciences
130
37
31
8
14
1
3
1
Land Economy
14
5
4
1
3
1
1
0
Law
231
38
82
7
27
5
6
1
Linguistics
10
5
4
2
2
0
1
0
Mathematics
198
54
52
13
25
2
3
0
Medicine
252
47
86
12
37
3
14
0
Modern and Medieval Languages
41
23
15
6
7
3
1
0
Music
10
7
4
1
1
1
0
0
Natural Sciences
281
76
81
14
27
3
6
1
Philosophy
14
4
7
3
1
0
1
0
Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
109
26
30
5
11
4
4
1
Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion
15
10
6
3
3
1
1
0
Veterinary Medicine
42
12
18
7
5
0
0
0
Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic
2
2
2
2
1
0
0
0
Classics
3
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
Total
2143
519
674
131
260
40
58
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