Admissions Statistics

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Dear University College London,

I am requesting the following information for all undergraduate courses open for entry in the 2021/22 and 2022/23 admissions cycles:
- How many people applied to each course?
- How many offers were given out?
- How many acceptances were there?

Yours faithfully,

Akshay Chinnam

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear Akshay Chinnam


Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 26^th September 2022.


We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request for the following information about admission statistics for UCL’s
undergraduate courses open for entry in the 2021/22 and 2022/23 admissions


• How many people applied to each course?
• How many offers were given out?
• How many acceptances were there?


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


As you will see within the attached spreadsheet, where the number of
applicants, offers and acceptances is five or fewer, the information has
been withheld (represented as ˜5).  This information has been withheld
because with such low numbers, even providing this information on an
anonymised basis there is a risk the individuals may be identifiable which
means that 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 Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) by virtue of Section 40(3A)(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 within 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
conduct a public interest test.




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Kind regards,



Janine Small

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser

University College London

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