Dear London School of Economics,
Could you provide the following application statistics for the enrolment in 2017/2018, 2018/2019, 2019/2020, and 2020/2021 for MSc in Applied Social Data Science and MSc in behavioural science:
Number of applicants broken down by regions (e.g. Asia, North America)
Average undergraduate GPA of all applicants who studied in North America
Average undergraduate GPA of those who studied in North America and were awarded offers
Number of total offers awarded
Number of conditional offers awarded
Number of unconditional offers awarded
Number of offers accepted and expected to enroll
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Further to your recent FoI request, the Schools response is provided in the attached spreadsheet. Please note that it has not been possible to report on GPA data within the avaialble timeframework as these data are not kept in reportable fields and and may be overwritten/deleted. As such, this element of your request is exempt under FOI Section 12.
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