Request for Admission Statistics of Undergraduate Courses for Chinese Applicants

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Dear Imperial College London,

I am writing to request admission statistics for undergraduate courses at Imperial College London for all first-year Chinese applicants during the application cycle of 2018 to 2023. I would appreciate if you could provide me the following information:

-Number of overall first-year applicants (regardless of the nationality) for each course

-Number of offers for each course

-Number of overall first-year Chinese applicants for each course

-Number of offers for each course for Chinese applicants

-The predicted A-level breakdown of all Chinese applicants offered admissions by course, for example, for students whose predicted grades are AAAA / AAA/ AAA, how many received an offer place in each course

The information will help me understand the admission process for Chinese students and assist me in making an informed decision about applying to Imperial College London.

Thank you for considering my request. I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Martin Ma

IMPFOI, Imperial College London

Dear Martin Ma,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Act request Imperial College publishes undergraduate admissions statistics for the past 5 completed admissions cycles. These include: 

Number of applicants, offers and places confirmed

Average BMAT Scores

Details of A level, IB and STEP offers made

New entrants' achieved A level and IB grades

Number of applicants, offers and places confirmed by nationality

Number of applicants, offers and places confirmed by gender

Number of interviews conducted

The published information can be accessed at the transparency pages of our website: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/apply.... Information is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act (Section 21) if it is already reasonably accessible to the requester. The published figures are updated annually (usually in January/February). Information that is intended for future publication is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act by virtue of Section 22 of the Act. 

You may also find the following information helpful, which includes information about the ethnicity of enrolled students: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperia...

The existing published information does not show how many Chinese applicants applied for each individual programme, however the College is of the view that the information already in the public domain is sufficient to meet any public interest in the admissions rates and nationality of applicants and enrolled students.

Yours,

Freedom of Information Team
Imperial College London 

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Dear IMPFOI,

Thank you for your prompt response to my request for admissions statistics for Imperial College's undergraduate programme. I appreciate the detailed information you provided regarding the past five admission cycles and the transparency page link on the website.

However, I would like to request more recent data on the 2022-2023 cycle, particularly for all first-year Chinese applicants. I noticed that the transparency page only shows data from 2018-2022. I believe this information will be helpful for me and the Chinese community.

Thank you again for your assistance and I look forward to receiving the updated data.

Yours sincerely,

Martin Ma

IMPFOI, Imperial College London

Dear Martin Ma,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Act request. The 2022/23 admissions cycle is not yet complete. Figures are not finalised until October/November and our published information is usually updated early in the new year. Information that is intended for future publication is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act by virtue of Section 22 of the Act.

Yours,

Freedom of Information Team
Imperial College London 

Please note that if you are unhappy with the way that we have handled your request, you can ask us to conduct a review. Please make your representation in writing within 2 months of the date you received this response. If you remain dissatisfied with how Imperial College has handled your request, you may then approach the Information Commissioner’s Office.   

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