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Bio? Maths? Comp Sci?
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Bio? Maths? Comp Sci?
You can check the stats yourself.

Off the top of my head I think it's E&M.

Edit. Yup; https://public.tableau.com/views/Uni...showVizHome=no

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You can check the stats yourself.

Off the top of my head I think it's E&M.

Edit. Yup; https://public.tableau.com/views/Uni...showVizHome=no

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Do you have any data on how many maths students get invited to interview?
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Bio? Maths? Comp Sci?
If you look at this website (https://public.tableau.com/views/Uni...showVizHome=no) and click "five most competitive courses at oxford" on the top then that states in order -
E and M
Medicine
PPE
Law
Maths
I am also surprised that compsci is not on that list.
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Do you have any data on how many maths students get invited to interview?
41% across all domiciles in 2017 - applicants = 1371 and 561 shortlisted
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Do you have any data on how many maths students get invited to interview?
[url]https://public.tableau.com/views/UniversityofOxford-AdmissionsStatistics-ByCourse/Shortlisting?:embed=y
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41% across all domiciles in 2017 - applicants = 1371 and 561 shortlisted
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[url]https://public.tableau.com/views/UniversityofOxford-AdmissionsStatistics-ByCourse/Shortlisting?:embed=y
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[url]https://public.tableau.com/views/UniversityofOxford-AdmissionsStatistics-ByCourse/Shortlisting?:embed=y
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Cheers thanks
That got completely mangled by the app...

https://public.tableau.com/views/UniversityofOxford-AdmissionsStatistics-ByCourse/Shortlisting?%3Aembed=y&%3Adispl ay_count=yes&%3AshowTabs=y&%3Ash owVizHome=no




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Particularly so, since the last Ag & For students were admitted in 1982.
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If you look at this website (https://public.tableau.com/views/Uni...showVizHome=no) and click "five most competitive courses at oxford" on the top then that states in order -
E and M
Medicine
PPE
Law
Maths
I am also surprised that compsci is not on that list.
Those are the most oversubscribed, not necessarily the "hardest" to get into. Fine Art and CS have lower offer rates than any of those subjects except E&M.
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Those are the most oversubscribed, not necessarily the "hardest" to get into. Fine Art and CS have lower offer rates than any of those subjects except E&M.
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Particularly so, since the last Ag & For students were admitted in 1982.
It's all about joint honours Rowing & LandEc at Cam these days.
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Those are the most oversubscribed, not necessarily the "hardest" to get into. Fine Art and CS have lower offer rates than any of those subjects except E&M.
Firstly, that tableu data does not agree with you.

Secondly, low offer rate is the very definition of oversubscribed surely?

You can make an argument about 'quality of applicant' of course, at which point it all gets very philosophical and we all give up.
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It's all about joint honours Rowing & LandEc at Cam these days.
They actually study rowing at Cambridge?
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Firstly, that tableu data does not agree with you.

Secondly, low offer rate is the very definition of oversubscribed surely?

You can make an argument about 'quality of applicant' of course, at which point it all gets very philosophical and we all give up.
The point from the tableau they were referring to simply nebulously listed "most oversubscribed courses" after clicking the "most competitive courses" box, the actual tableau (from 2017, linked by doonesbury) shows E&M had an acceptance rate of 6% and CS 8%. Medicine, one of the courses in that list, had an acceptance rate 10% and PPE with a rate of 13%. I did however misread the table for Fine Art, which was actually 11%, although this is still lower than the rates for Law/PPE/Maths indicated. I was pointing out this discrepancy, although I was looking at the values for just one year out of the range considered by their definition of "oversubscribed".

The courses with the lowest acceptance rate, as read off the table linked in the period 2015-2017 (to align with the period referenced for the "most oversubscribed" according to Oxford) were E&M/Maths&Stats at 7%, CS at 8%, Medicine at 10%, and BMS/Fine Art/History of Art at 11%. With the exception of Medicine and E&M these however did not have high numbers of applicants. What they labelled "most oversubscribed" were in fact just the courses with the highest number of applicants overall (which can also be read off the table).

If Oxford wish to define "oversubscribed" as "most applicants" then I shan't object, but I'm not convinced "oversubscribed" implies "most difficult to get into" under that definition...
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They actually study rowing at Cambridge?


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wait, what's E&M?
Economics & Management
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wait, what's E&M?
Economics and Management

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or apparently according to PPErs, "Easy and Manageable"
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Economics & Management
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Economics and Management

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or apparently according to PPErs, "Easy and Manageable"

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