Dear University College London,
Under the Freedom of Information Act, may I kindly request you to provide admissions statistics(number of applications, offers and intake) for each of the undergraduate courses provided by UCL. If possible, please provide data for the 2019,2018,2017,2016 and 2015 entry admission cycles.
Furthermore, I'd also like to know about these undergraduate admission statistics for Chinese students (of Chinese nationality) in the 2019,2018,2017,2016 and 2015 entry admission cycles, including the number of applications, offers and intake, broke down into each undergraduate course provided by the UCL.
I would like to thank you in advance for your help, and I am looking forward to your reply.
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Dear Ruochen Liu
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 7 April 2020.
Apologies for the delay in responding to your request.
We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request for the following information regarding UCL’s admission statistics
for each of its undergraduate courses, both generally and specifically for
Chinese nationals for the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 entry admission
o Number of applications
o Number of offers
We can confirm that we do hold information of the description specified in
your request and this information is provided attached.
As you will see in the attached spreadsheet, exact counts of five or less
have been withheld because these are personal data of third parties or, if
linked with other personal identifiers in the public domain, would be
likely to become personal data. This information has been withheld under
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