Computer Science Admissions Statistics

Eric Nilsson made this Freedom of Information request to University of Oxford

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Dear University of Oxford,

Could you please provide the data for all home undergraduate applications in the past 5 complete application cycles separated by state and independent schools for the Computer Science course:

1. The number of applicants, applicants interviewed and applicants given an offer separated by gender
2. The number of applicants, applicants interviewed and applicants given an offer separated by ethnicity

For the next two requests, please provide the average raw mark and average point-based score (if applicable where raw marks are converted and used in scoring system)

3. The average score on the admissions exam (separated by section if applicable) of all offer holders separated by gender
4. The average score on the admissions exam (separated by section if applicable) for each section of all offer holder separated by ethnicity

If they cannot be separated by state and independent schools, please provide any data stored. Please fulfil each request independently of each other.

Yours faithfully,

Eric Nilsson

FOI, University of Oxford

Dear Eric Nilsson,

Further to your query to the University and four others we have received from you with the same wording and to ensure we provide the correct information, I would be grateful if you could clarify the following:

Can you clarify whether the scope of your request for applicants, interviews, offers, and test scores for each of these metrics includes data by school type and then data by gender and ethnicity within each school type?

If we do not receive a response within two months, we shall regard the request as closed.

Yours sincerely,

Information Compliance Team
Assurance Directorate | University of Oxford
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD

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Dear University of Oxford,

Thank you for your acknowledgement of this request and the additional 4 others. However I would just like to clarify I have sent 6 FOIs including this one. They are asking for similar information in the following courses: Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics and Management. Please confirm you have received all 6 of these.

You are correct that we would please ask you to provide the data first separated by school type and then separated by gender or ethnicity within each school type.

However, please fulfil each request independently where 4 tables (one for each request) should be finally provided. Where both raw marks and point-based score are both available, please present both data in adjacent columns/rows within the same table.

Please also provide this data for the past 5 complete application cycles and home undergraduate applications only.

I hope this clarifies any queries. Please do not hesitate to ask for further clarification.

Yours sincerely,

Eric Nilsson

FOI, University of Oxford

Dear Eric Nilsson,

Thank you for your clarification with respect to your multiple freedom of information requests to the University of Oxford.

We do have six requests filed under this name and the University will consider all relevant requests before making our reply within the statutory deadline of 20 working days.

Yours sincerely

FOI Oxford

Information Compliance Team
Vice Chancellor’s and Registrar’s Office |University of Oxford
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD
T. 01865 270285

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FOI, University of Oxford

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Dear A Hoque / E Nilsson,
Our reference: FOI/20210328/1
Please find attached the University's response to your request.
Kind regards,
FOI Oxford
Assurance Directorate | University of Oxford
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD

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