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    Ive looked at WhatUni to check the stats of the degree that ive applied for (Occupational Therapy at London SouthBank Uni),
    but was extremely shocked/horrified to see that it only has an acceptance rate of 16%!! :Z

    Ive compared this with my current degree (Financial Economics at Kingston Uni) which has an applicant acceptance success rate of 94%.

    And have even compared it with a degree in Maths at Cambridge Uni, and seen even that degree has an acceptance rate of 32%!


    But so just how accurate are these stats from WhatUni's website?
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    What kind of logic is that? The calibre of people applying to Cambridge is different. If it was the same group; the rate would be 100% and 0%.
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    (Original post by Spanish868)
    Ive looked at WhatUni to check the stats of the degree that ive applied for (Occupational Therapy at London SouthBank Uni),
    but was extremely shocked/horrified to see that it only has an acceptance rate of 16%!! :Z

    Ive compared this with my current degree (Financial Economics at Kingston Uni) which has an applicant acceptance success rate of 94%.

    And have even compared it with a degree in Maths at Cambridge Uni, and seen even that degree has an acceptance rate of 32%!


    But so just how accurate are these stats from WhatUni's website?
    Healthcare profession courses are ridiculously oversubscribed so that seems accurate to me.
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    (Original post by Spanish868)
    Ive looked at WhatUni to check the stats of the degree that ive applied for (Occupational Therapy at London SouthBank Uni),
    but was extremely shocked/horrified to see that it only has an acceptance rate of 16%!! :Z

    Ive compared this with my current degree (Financial Economics at Kingston Uni) which has an applicant acceptance success rate of 94%.

    And have even compared it with a degree in Maths at Cambridge Uni, and seen even that degree has an acceptance rate of 32%!


    But so just how accurate are these stats from WhatUni's website?
    acceptance rate doesn't take into account the caliber of the average applicant
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    The calibre is irrelevant in terms of acceptance %,
    as for both sub-groups ALL applicants would have the grades required to meet the criteria for being able to apply for that course.

    So out of the 100 people who meet the requirements to do Maths at Cambridge, and so apply, 30% of them get accepted onto the degree.

    But out of the 100 people who meet the requirements to do Occupational Therapy at London SouthBank, and so apply, only 16% of them get accepted onto the degree.
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    (Original post by Spanish868)
    The calibre is irrelevant in terms of acceptance %,
    as for both sub-groups ALL applicants would have the grades required to meet the criteria for being able to apply for that course.

    So out of the 100 people who meet the requirements to do Maths at Cambridge, and so apply, 30% of them get accepted onto the degree.

    But out of the 100 people who meet the requirements to do Occupational Therapy at London SouthBank, and so apply, only 16% of them get accepted onto the degree.
    The Cambridge maths degree would have twice as many applicants if there wasn't the rule about not being able to apply to Oxford and Cambridge at the same time. And it would have more if there wasn't the fear of applying for some people (more people meet the Cambridge entry requirements than apply for the course). So it's not easier to get onto the maths course, it's just that a smaller proportion of people apply to that course than to OT at Southbank. And because the entry requirements are higher at Cambridge, then the statistics when it comes to saying how easy or hard it is to get in are kind of meaningless because it doesn't take into account how hard it is to get to the point where you could apply for either course.
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    (Original post by Spanish868)
    The calibre is irrelevant in terms of acceptance %,
    as for both sub-groups ALL applicants would have the grades required to meet the criteria for being able to apply for that course.

    So out of the 100 people who meet the requirements to do Maths at Cambridge, and so apply, 30% of them get accepted onto the degree.

    But out of the 100 people who meet the requirements to do Occupational Therapy at London SouthBank, and so apply, only 16% of them get accepted onto the degree.
    I'm glad you have sussed out the meaning of "percentage", but the acceptance rate doesn't indicate how easy it is for a given candidate to get in. It indicates how easy it is for the average candidate applying for that place. Obviously, the average person applying for Maths at Cambridge is far more intelligent than the average person applying for OT at Southbank.

    Not meaning to be rude, it's just the reality.
 
 
 
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