Undergraduate admission statistics 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 academic cycles

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Dear University College London,

Could you please provide me with the number of applicants, the number of offers, the number of acceptances and the number of enrolments for the 2018/2019, 2019/2020, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 academic cycles respectively, for both UK students and non UK students independently, in each of the following subjects:

-Bsc Chemistry (F100)
-Law LLB (M100)
-BA English (Q300)
-Bsc Philosophy, Politics, Economics (4V86)
-Bsc Economics and Statistics (LG13)
-BA Economics and Business with East European Studies (L1R7)
-Bsc Stats, Economics and Finance (GLN0)
-Bsc Computer Science (G400)
-Bsc Mathematics with Economics (G1L1)
-Bsc Mathematics and Statistical Science (GG13)
-BA History, Politics and Economics (4P47)

Yours faithfully,
Daniel Giamboni

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Dear Daniel


Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 18^th September 2021.


We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request for information about undergraduate admission statistics for the
2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 academic cycles for specific UCL


We can confirm that we do hold some information of the description
specified in your request and this information is provided in the attached


Please Note:  statistics for enrolments in the 2021/22 academic cycle will
not be available until the end of October 2021.  Please submit a new
request at the end of October 2021 if you would like to receive this
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•               Numbers of individuals are rounded to the nearest multiple
of five – so if the figure is 102 individuals, this is rounded to 100. 
Any number lower than 2.5 is rounded to zero.

•               Percentages that are based on a group of 22 individuals or
less are not provided, and this includes requests for percentile
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•               Averages based on 7 or fewer individuals are not provided.


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