Economics Admissions Statistics

Joseph Parker made this Freedom of Information request to Magdalene College, Cambridge

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Dear Magdalene College, Cambridge,

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I kindly request some raw data from you regarding university applications.

1) The number of Home Independent applications and offers to study undergraduate economics in 2014, 2015 and 2016

2) The number of Home Maintained applications and offers to study undergraduate economics in 2014, 2015 and 2016

3) The number of European Union applications and offers to study undergraduate economics in 2014, 2015 and 2016

4) The number of Overseas applications and offers to study undergraduate economics in 2014, 2015 and 2016

Yours faithfully,

Joseph Parker

Kathryn Gee,

Dear Joseph,


I refer to your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOI 2000)  regarding economics admission statistics.


We are unable to provide the information broken into individual years as
the very small numbers involved would lead to the disclosure of personal
data of individuals: this information is therefore withheld under section
40(2) Data Protection of the FOI 2000. Instead we have given information
aggregated over the three years (2014-2016 admission) that you have
enquired about. The responses to your questions are as follows:


1.       Home independent  - 24 applications and 5 offers;

2.       Home maintained - 22 applications and 4 offers;

3.       EU - 10 applications and 2 offers;

4.       Other overseas – 26 applications and 3 offers.


I hope you find this information useful. The College’s complaints
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On behalf of Helen Foord, FOI Officer.


Kathryn Gee

Secretary to the Assistant Bursar

Magdalene College



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