Re-Application Statistics for Natural Sciences

Edward Hammond made this Freedom of Information request to Jesus College, Cambridge

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Dear Jesus College, Cambridge,

It would be wonderful if you could provide the following information for any re-applicants for the Natural Sciences Tripos, at Jesus, between 2015 and the current application cycle.

a) Interview?
b) Offer?
c) Number of A* A Levels
d) Average UMS Score
e) Average Natural Science Admissions Assessment Scores
f) Any commonalities in the way successful re-applicants spend their gap year

I am aware that the college may not be able to differentiate between those applicants who were previously rejected and are re-applying, and those applicants who are applying for the first time after receiving A Level grades. If such is the case, it would still be wonderful if you could provide the information above for any post-A Level applicants.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Hammond

Susan Webb, Jesus College, Cambridge

Dear Edward,

Thank you for your request.

As you feared, we do not record this level of detail about any applicant. In any case, records of unsuccessful applicants are anonymised and paper file shredded before the each new admissions round starts, so we have no way of knowing if anyone is re-applying unless they choose to tell us. Nor do we have on record who is a post A level applicant.

There is a lot of information about the Admissions process and particular subjects on the University of Cambridge website. The Natural Sciences page is here:

There are also some useful application statistics, including a graph generator where you can look up the number of applicants, offers and acceptances for any College.

The most recently available Statistical report is here

Further details about making a request to the College, including your rights if you are not satisfied with our response may be found at

Information and advice about the Freedom of Information Act and making requests is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office

Best wishes

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

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