Dear University College London,
I would immensely appreciate if the following information could be released regarding admissions statistics by courses from 2018 to 2022 UCAS cycles.
For each course:
1. The number of applications
2. The number of offers made
For example, the format could be:
Year 2022 - XX Course
The Number of Applicants
The Number of Applicants offer made
Thank you very much in advance.
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Dear Jichen Yan
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 23^rd August 2022.
We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request for information about the number of applications and the number of
offers made for UCL undergraduate programmes from the 2018 to 2022 UCAS
We can confirm that we do hold some information of the description
specified in your request and this information is provided in the attached
As you will see within the attached spreadsheet, where the number of
applications and offers is five or fewer, the information has been
withheld (represented as ˜5). This information has been withheld because,
with such low numbers, even providing this information on an anonymised
basis there is a risk the individuals may be identifiable which means that
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