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For 2017 entry, 96 applicants who received an offer from Cambridge turned own their place in favour of other universities in the UK.

The 5 most popular universities were:
  1. Imperial College London (5 of which were for Imperial's Engineering courses)
  2. University of Warwick (7 of which were for Warwick's Physical Sciences courses - most likely Maths)
  3. University of Edinburgh (6 of which were for Edinburgh's Biological Sciences courses)
  4. University of Bath (4 of which were for Bath's Biological Sciences courses)
  5. Durham University (3 of which were for Durham's Arts & Humanities courses)




Source of data is here including breakdown of information on departments.

You can see similar data for the following universities by clicking on their links: LSE, St Andrews, Durham, Edinburgh and Exeter with more universities (incl. Oxford) releasing their data later - will update this post accordingly when it arrives.

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How is university of Oxford one, as you can’t apply to both in the same round?

Or is this data for Post grad as well where the rules may be different?
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Why would anyone turn down Cambridge to go to Keele?
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How is university of Oxford one, as you can’t apply to both in the same round?

Or is this data for Post grad as well where the rules may be different?
The 2 who turned down Cambridge in favour of Oxford did so under courses in their Clinical Medical School.

I imagine that the applicants may have been transfer applicants/mature students/2nd undergrad degree applicants or something else.
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Really interesting data!
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How is university of Oxford one, as you can’t apply to both in the same round?

Or is this data for Post grad as well where the rules may be different?
For Graduate Entry Medicine, you can apply for both Oxford and Cambridge.
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Why would anyone turn down Cambridge to go to Keele?
maybe a US-style "full-board" scholarship from Keele?
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perhaps they wanted to be nearer home or go to the same yoony as their partner ?

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How is university of Oxford one, as you can’t apply to both in the same round?
Possibly an organ scholar.

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For Graduate Entry Medicine, you can apply for both Oxford and Cambridge.
Ah ha! (But the above is true too.)
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For 2017 entry, 96 applicants who received an offer from Cambridge turned own their place in favour of other universities in the UK.

The 5 most popular universities were:
  1. Imperial College London (5 of which were for Imperial's Engineering courses)
  2. University of Warwick (7 of which were for Warwick's Physical Sciences courses - most likely Maths)
  3. University of Edinburgh (6 of which were for Edinburgh's Biological Sciences courses)
  4. University of Bath (4 of which were for Bath's Biological Sciences courses)
  5. Durham University (3 of which were for Durham's Arts & Humanities courses)




Source of data is here including breakdown of information on departments.

You can see similar data for the following universities by clicking on their links: LSE, St Andrews, Durham, Edinburgh and Exeter with more universities (incl. Oxford) releasing their data later - will update this post accordingly when it arrives.

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Nice data!

In context, there were 3,328 home applicants who had an Offer in 2017 - so 2.9% rejected Cambridge for a different UK university.
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Why would anyone turn down Cambridge to go to Keele?
Hiya :wavey:

That was me actually.
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Hiya :wavey:

That was me actually.
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Why would anyone turn down Cambridge to go to Keele?
so from a bit of stalking it appears you Rejected Cambridge for Durham with Keele as your insurance... didn't make the terms of your firm so you ended up at Keele :O
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For the common institutions being preferred over Cambridge (in the context of this data and nothing else), most of their departments lie either in the sciences (biological, technology, physical), OR in the arts, humanities, social science bracket. Only University of Manchester from what I can see spans both.
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As an interesting aside, I firmed my Cambridge offer for this year. My insurance is St Andrews. Except I genuinely prefer St A’s in terms of course and city.... 🤔

But I’d be very happy to go to either, so 😊
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so from a bit of stalking it appears you Rejected Cambridge for Durham with Keele as your insurance... didn't make the terms of your firm so you ended up at Keele :O
Excellent stalking work.:yy: And given my circumstances on results day, I'm very glad I didn't accept Cambridge's offer.

My signature has a link to the thread I made about me rejecting Cambridge. Ultimately the (single honours) course I applied for was different to the (joint honours) one I wanted to study. Which Cambridge had offered until 2017 entry.
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(Original post by C_Richards99)
University of Warwick (7 of which were for Warwick's Physical Sciences courses - most likely Maths)

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Initially surprised at the number of Warwick ones, but makes sense in retrospect: I suppose STEP makes for quite an intimidating offer. It's a pity we lose people that early.
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Only University of Manchester from what I can see spans both.
Edinburgh?

Although I expect a fair number of those choosing Scottish universities may be Scottish and looking at the fees.
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Edinburgh?

Although I expect a fair number of those choosing Scottish universities may be Scottish and looking at the fees.
1 Edinburgh from the Arts and Humanities block, and 0 from the Hum&Social Science.

Edinburgh are spread across the science categories quite well but I'm looking at this as a more 50/50 arts/science than the 6ish and a half categories that make up Cambridge's School system.

And yes, I would imagine that'd be why Strathclyde features, amongst others.
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1 Edinburgh from the Arts and Humanities block, and 0 from the Hum&Social Science.

Edinburgh are spread across the science categories quite well but I'm looking at this as a more 50/50 arts/science than the 6ish and a half categories that make up Cambridge's School system.

And yes, I would imagine that'd be why Strathclyde features, amongst others.
Ah I see! My mistake, I hadn't looked at the breakdown. I thought you were commenting on the universities themselves not the courses being "rejected". Doh!

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As an interesting aside, I firmed my Cambridge offer for this year. My insurance is St Andrews. Except I genuinely prefer St A’s in terms of course and city.... 🤔

But I’d be very happy to go to either, so 😊
Out of interest are the offer grades much different for you?
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