HSPS undergraduate Abitur applicants

Athene Bernard made this Freedom of Information request to Jesus College, Cambridge

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Dear Jesus College, Cambridge,

I would like to request the following information :

How many students with the Abitur applied to Jesus College to an undergraduate degree in Human, Social and Political Sciences in 2017, 2018 and 2019?

How many students with the Abitur were admitted to an undergraduate degree in Jesus College in Human, Social and Political Sciences in 2018, and 2019?

What was the average Abitur Grade of these students (the students with the Abitur that were admitted to an undergraduate degree in Human, Social and Political Sciences in Jesus College)?

How many students with the Abitur applied for an undergraduate degree in Jesus College in 2017, 2018 and 2019?

How many students with the Abitur were admitted to an undergraduate degree in Jesus College in 2017, 2018 and 2019?

What was the average Abitur Grade of these students?

Thank you very much in advance,
Yours faithfully,

Athene Bernard

Freedom of Information, Jesus College, Cambridge

Dear Athene

Thank you for your request. It is difficult to answer because of the small numbers involved and the risk that someone could be inadvertently identified by making the information public.

On average there are 4 or 5 applicants offering Abitur for the whole admissions round, the usual predicted grade is 1.0

The University of Cambridge publishes statistics for the whole University (including the College and I note that for 2018, there were 251 applications from Germany (so presumably offering Abitur in most cases) . Of these 46 were offered places and 35 were actually admitted, making a success rate of 13.9 overall. These figures are on page 8 of this document:
https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.u...

Statistics for previous years are available on this web page. https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.u...

I am sorry not to return a more precise reply, but I hope that the above will act as a guide.

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Best wishes

Susan Webb
Information Compliance Officer
IT Department
Jesus College Cambridge
01223 339831
e-mail: [email address]

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