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    I don't know how discriminating Imperial's interviews are compared to Oxbridge's. I'm applying for MechEng, by the way. Would anyone happen to know..?
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    (Original post by bwr19)
    For Computing in 2013, 88% of applicants received an interview, and 87.56% of those interviewed received a conditional offer. Meaning that 77% of applicants got an offer.

    This will obviously vary by department, so YMMV.
    Wow. I wonder why the odds are so great? Thanks for this - would you happen to know where I can find out about MechEng?
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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    Wow. I wonder why the odds are so great? Thanks for this - would you happen to know where I can find out about MechEng?
    I don't think they publish this data anywhere but they are required by law to tell you it if you ask. Submit a freedom of information request here: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/body/...college_london
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    (Original post by bwr19)
    I don't think they publish this data anywhere but they are required by law to tell you it if you ask. Submit a freedom of information request here: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/body/...college_london
    Thanks, I sent a request.
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    (Original post by bwr19)
    For Computing in 2013, 88% of applicants received an interview, and 87.56% of those interviewed received a conditional offer. Meaning that 77% of applicants got an offer.

    This will obviously vary by department, so YMMV.
    "For Computing in 2013, 88% of applicants received an interview".

    Are you sure this is true? I thought that about 40 to 45% of people are interviewed.
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    (Original post by bwr19)
    For Computing in 2013, 88% of applicants received an interview, and 87.56% of those interviewed received a conditional offer. Meaning that 77% of applicants got an offer.

    This will obviously vary by department, so YMMV.
    Seems dubious, seeing as the overall admission rate is about 15%.
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    See attached link.

    https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imp...-2014-2015.pdf

    Undergraduate acceptance rate is 1:8.

    For the stats quoted in the FOI:

    88% of those who applied for Computing or Joint Mathematics and Computer Science ('JMC') and were interviewed by the Computing Department received offers.

    the stats tell you 4 in 5 people who went to an interview receive an offer, and they interview most of their applicants. What it doesn't say is how many are shortlisted.

    Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by Geminist)
    See attached link.

    https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imp...-2014-2015.pdf

    Undergraduate acceptance rate is 1:8.

    For the stats quoted in the FOI:

    88% of those who applied for Computing or Joint Mathematics and Computer Science ('JMC' and were interviewed by the Computing Department received offers.

    the stats tell you 4 in 5 people who went to an interview receive an offer, and they interview most of their applicants. What it doesn't say is how many are shortlisted.

    Hope this helps!
    Huh? If only one in eight are admitted, and four in five interviewed receive offers, how could they be interviewing most of their applicants?
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    (Original post by AfterShave)
    Seems dubious, seeing as the overall admission rate is about 15%.
    (Original post by AfterShave)
    Huh? If only one in eight are admitted, and four in five interviewed receive offers, how could they be interviewing most of their applicants?
    Some take up places at other unis eg Oxbridge and some don't make the offer.
    Also doesn't tell you how many received an interview. It's normally a third for Computing.
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    (Original post by yl95)
    Some take up places at other unis eg Oxbridge and some don't make the offer.
    Also doesn't tell you how many received an interview. It's normally a third for Computing.
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    Exactly what I mean, a third (or close to) cannot be considered "most".
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    (Original post by AfterShave)
    Exactly what I mean, a third (or close to) cannot be considered "most".
    Ah this clears things up, I was quite confused about the first post. So for computing about 33% of applicants are interviewed and out of these about 88% receive an offer. Is that right?

    Also, this hides 2 points,

    1. There might be some students who don't take the offer or choose it as their insurance choice. (Normally I think most people(~60-70%) take up the offer though). Last year most offers given out were such that it was impossible to insurance them!

    2. People given offers may not necessarily meet the conditions of the offer. From experience last year, it seems like as if the hardest part of getting in for a computing course is meeting the offer, especially if you need to do STEP (for JMC it is even harder)!
 
 
 
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