Highly Ranked 10 Famous Oxford Professors and Acceptance Rate | Knustnoticeboard (2023)

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The lecturers of Oxford University contribute to its distinctiveness. Yes, you heard correctly. Oxford lecturers, both past and present, have outstanding minds and are authorities in their fields of instruction. In this post, we’ll look at the top 10 Famous Oxford Professors both past and present lecturers who have had a significant influence on their students’ lives. 100 Notable Alumni of Oxford University, Oxford famous Alumni List

In Oxford, England, there is a coeducational research institution called the University of Oxford. It is the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the second-oldest institution still in operation, with traces of instruction dating back to 1096. Since Henry II forbade English students from enrolling at the University of Paris in 1167, it has expanded quickly.

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Some academics moved to Cambridge in the north-east following tensions between students and Oxford town residents in 1209, where they founded what would become the University of Cambridge.

The two historic English universities are together referred to as Oxbridge and have numerous similarities. Both institutions are listed among the top universities in the world.

Who is the Current Vice Chancellor of Oxford

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On January 1, 2016,Professor Louise Richardsonwas appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford. The Vice Chancellor of Oxford is an Alumna ofTrinity College, Dublin, University of California, Los Angeles Harvard University

Oxford University Acceptance Rate

As of 2015, the acceptance rate for admission to Oxford University was around 17.5 percent.

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Oxford University Rankings

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In the Times Higher Education Rankings 2022 World Universities Rankings, the University of Oxford is ranked first. Following Oxford University in the ranking table wereCambridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,Princeton,Yale, UC Berkley, University of Chicago, Ivy league School Columbia University,SNHU,Purdue,Portsmouth, University of Toronto,Eth Zurich, and others.

What is the salary of an Oxford professor?

A Report byglassdoor.co.ukindicates that University Professor salaries atOxfordcan range between £30,378 and £729,794 per year.

Who is the Highest-paid Professor in UK?

Prof Dame Glynis Breakwell, former Vice-Chancellor of theUniversity of Bath, was the highest-paid Professor and Vice-Chancellor in the United Kingdom.

Let’s dive in…

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Name of ProfessorField of Teaching
Thomas Willis (1621-1675)Medicine
Ida Mann (1893-1983)Ophthalmology
Isaiah Berlin (1907-1997)Political Studies
Iris Murdoch (1919-1999)Philosophy
Mary Warnock (1924-)Philosophy
Tim Berners-LeeComputer Science
Jocelyn Bell BurnellAstrophysics
Kay DaviesAnatomy
Colin BlakemoreNeuroscience
Andrew WilesMathematics
Professor Louise Richardson

Let’s dive deeper into these famous professors:

Tim Berners-Lee

Ever heard of World Wide Web(WWW)? Tim Berners-Lee is the father of the internet. He discovered you can use the internet to share information between researchers during his time at CERN. He shaped the modern world more than any other individual alive today.

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Although most of the pattern, Lee used to create the internet was already there but it was his determination to create a system that connects billions of people today and his insistence on making it free for everyone. He is now a professor at Oxford University in the Department of Computer Science.

Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Jocelyn Bell Burnell is a known astrophysicist known for co-discovering the first radio pulsars in 1967 while a post-graduate student. She has worked in different universities.

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She is now a Visiting Professor of Astrophysics at Oxford University.

Thomas Willis

He was the founding member of the Royal Society and contributed immensely to the understanding of multiple areas of medicine.

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Thomas Willis was known as the “father of neurology” He practiced medicine at the highest levels as the royal physician. He was also a professor at Oxford in the Department of Medicine.

UK High Schools and Oxford

The majority ofStowe School,Sevenoaks School, Gordonstoun School,Reading School,St Paul’s Girls’ School,Harrow School,Eton College,Westminster School,Ampleforth Abbey and College,Kendrick School,andKing’s School Canterburygraduates went on to study at Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College London, or Harvard University.

100 Notable Alumni of Oxford University, Oxford famous Alumni List

Gifted men and women have studied or taught at the University throughout its history. Among them are 28 British Prime Ministers, at least 30international leaders, 55 Nobel Prize winners, and 120 Olympic medal winners.

20th and 21st Centuries

  • Tony Abbott, former Prime Minister of Australia
  • HM King Abdullah II of Jordan
  • Sir Grantley Adams, former Premier of Barbados and Prime Minister of the West Indies
  • J M G (Tom) Adams, former Prime Minister of Barbados
  • Diran Adebayo, author
  • Samira Ahmed, journalist and presenter
  • Riz Ahmed, actor
  • Monica Ali, author
  • Tariq Ali, writer
  • Elizabeth Anscombe, philosopher
  • W H Auden, poet
  • Clement Attlee, former British Prime Minister
  • Zeinab Badawi, journalist and broadcaster
  • Solomon Bandaranaike, former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
  • Sir Roger Bannister, neurologist and athlete
  • Kate Barker, economist
  • Dame Josephine Barnes, first female President of the British Medical Association
  • Tony Benn, politician
  • Alan Bennett, playwright
  • Sir Lennox Berkeley, composer
  • Sir Isaiah Berlin, philosopher
  • Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web
  • Sir John Betjeman, poet
  • Benazir Bhutto, former Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, former President and Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • Tony Blair, former British Prime Minister
  • Baruch S Blumberg, Nobel Prize-winning scientist
  • Henry Bonsu, journalist and broadcaster
  • Dr Ian Bostridge, opera singer
  • Sir Adrian Boult, conductor
  • William Boyd, author
  • Lord (Melvyn) Bragg, broadcaster
  • Katy Brand, comedian and actor
  • Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
  • Vera Brittain, writer
  • Fiona Bruce, broadcaster
  • Dr Kofi Abrefa Busia, former Prime Minister of Ghana
  • Rt Hon David Cameron MP, former British Prime Minister
  • Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England
  • Baroness (Barbara) Castle, politician
  • Reeta Chakrabarti, journalist
  • Bill Clinton, former President of the United States
  • Wendy Cope, poet
  • Dr Penelope Curtis, Director, Tate Britain
  • Richard Curtis, screenwriter
  • Cecil Day Lewis, poet
  • Cressida Dick, Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police
  • Edward de Bono, philosopher
  • David Dimbleby, journalist and broadcaster
  • Sir John Eccles, scientist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physiology
  • T S Eliot, poet
  • Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, chef and broadcaster
  • Helen Fielding, author
  • Lord Florey, Nobel Prize-winning pathologist
  • Emilia Fox, actor
  • Lady Antonia Fraser, novelist and historian
  • Malcolm Fraser, former Prime Minister of Australia
  • William Fulbright, politician, founder of the Fulbright Scholarships
  • Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India
  • Dr Frene Ginwala, former Speaker of the South African National Assembly
  • William Golding, Nobel Prize-winning novelist
  • Hugh Grant, actor
  • Robert Graves, poet
  • Graham Greene, author
  • Sir John Gurdon, Nobel Prize-winning scientist
  • Mark Haddon, author
  • J B S Haldane, geneticist
  • Professor Stuart Hall, sociologist
  • Tony Hall (Lord Hall of Birkenhead), Director General of the BBC
  • Rt Hon Lady Justice Hallett, judge
  • Harald V, King of Norway
  • Bob Hawke, former Prime Minister of Australia
  • Professor Stephen Hawking, physicist
  • Sir Edward Heath, former British Prime Minister
  • Joseph Heller, author
  • Sir Cyril Hinshelwood, Nobel Prize-winning chemist
  • Christopher Hitchens, author
  • Dorothy Hodgkin,Nobel Prize-winning chemist
  • Edwin Hubble, astronomer
  • Ruth Hunt, chief executive of Stonewall
  • Aldous Huxley, author
  • Armando Iannucci, writer and comedian
  • Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana, former US Congressman
  • Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, current British Prime Minister
  • Felicity Jones, actor
  • Lakshman Kadirgamar, former Sri Lankan Foreign Minister
  • Elena Kagan, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court
  • Imran Khan, former Prime Minister of Pakistan and international cricketer
  • Liaquat Ali Khan, first Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • Soweto Kinch, jazz musician, saxophonist
  • Dame Emma Kirkby, soprano
  • John Kufuor, former President of Ghana
  • Hari Kunzru, author
  • Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan
  • Martha Lane Fox, businesswoman, co-founder of lastminute.com
  • Philip Larkin, poet
  • T E Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia
  • Nigella Lawson, chef and broadcaster
  • John Le Carré, author
  • Sardar Farooq Ahmad Khan Leghari, former President of Pakistan
  • C S Lewis, writer and scholar
  • Ken Loach, film-maker
  • Alain Locke, philosopher and architect of the Harlem Renaissance
  • Val McDermid, crime writer
  • Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum
  • Harold Macmillan, former British Prime Minister
  • Norman Manley, former Leader of Jamaica
  • Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, former Director General of the Security Service
  • Chief Justice Mrs Sujata Vasant Manohar, former Judge of the Supreme Court of India
  • Rt Hon Theresa May MP, former British Prime Minister
  • Sir Peter Medawar, Nobel Prize-winning scientist
  • Dame Barbara Mills, first female Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Dom Mintoff, former Prime Minister of Malta
  • Dame Iris Murdoch, philosopher and author
  • Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of News Corp, chairman and CEO of 21st Century Fox
  • Arthur Mutambara, politician, former Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe
  • Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace
  • V S Naipaul, Nobel Prize-winning author
  • Emperor Naruhito of Japan
  • Rageh Omaar, journalist
  • Michael Palin, actor and writer
  • Mansoor Ali Khan (“Tiger”) Pataudi, captain of the Indian cricket team
  • Lester B Pearson, former Prime Minister of Canada and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Robert Penn Warren, American poet laureate
  • Robert Peston, journalist
  • Sally Phillips, actor and comedian
  • Rosamund Pike, actor
  • Sir Matthew Pinsent, four times Olympic gold medal-winning rower
  • Philip Pullman, author
  • Hugh Quarshie, actor
  • DrOlli Rehn, EU commissioner
  • Dr Susan Rice, US National Security Advisor
  • Rachel Riley, co-host on Channel 4’s Countdown
  • Hon Raymond Robinson, former President of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Michael Rosen, children’s novelist and poet
  • Sir Martin Ryle, Nobel Prize-winning physicist
  • Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the modern hospice movement
  • Dorothy L Sayers, author
  • Ernst Schumacher, economist
  • Pixley Seme, founder of the African National Congress
  • Vikram Seth, author
  • Dr Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India
  • Professor Oliver Smithies, Nobel-prize winning scientist
  • Laura Solon, comedian
  • Cornelia Sorabji, India’s first female lawyer
  • Aung San Suu Kyi, leader, Burmese National League for Democracy and Nobel Peace laureate
  • A J P Taylor, historian
  • Baroness (Margaret) Thatcher, former British Prime Minister
  • Sir Wilfred Thesiger, explorer and anthropologist
  • Mark Thompson, CEO of the New York Times Company and former Director-General of the BBC
  • J R R Tolkien, author and academic
  • Andy Triggs Hodge, Olympic gold medal-winning rower
  • Margaret Turner-Warwick, first woman President of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Dame Janet Vaughan, haematologist and radiobiologist
  • Revd Chad Varah, founder of the Samaritans
  • David Vitter, United States Senator
  • Baroness (Mary) Warnock, philosopher
  • Sir Andrew Wiles, mathematician
  • Dr Eric Williams, former Chief Minister, Premier and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Ivy Williams, first female barrister in the UK
  • Baroness (Shirley) Williams, politician
  • Michael Winterbottom, film-maker
  • Jeanette Winterson, author
  • Qian Zhongshu, Chinese academic and writer

19th Century

  • Matthew Arnold, poet
  • H H Asquith, British Prime Minister
  • Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor and composer
  • Sir Max Beerbohm, author and cartoonist
  • Gertrude Bell, explorer and archaeologist
  • Hilaire Belloc, author
  • William Beveridge, social reformer and economist
  • John Buchan, author
  • Sir Richard Burton, explorer
  • Edward Burne-Jones, artist
  • Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson), author and academic
  • Thomas de Quincey, author
  • C B Fry, cricketer
  • William Ewart Gladstone, British Prime Minister
  • Eglantyne Jebb, founder of the Save the Children Fund
  • John Keble, theologian
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins, poet
  • William Morris, artist
  • Cardinal John Henry Newman, theologian
  • Sir Robert Peel, British Prime Minister
  • Edward Pusey, theologian
  • Eleanor Rathbone, politician and social reformer
  • Cecil Rhodes, colonial pioneer, founder of the Rhodes Scholarships
  • John Ruskin, author, artist and social reformer
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet
  • Frederick Soddy, Nobel Prize-winning chemist
  • Arnold Toynbee, social philosopher and economist
  • Oscar Wilde, playwright, poet and author
  • Emily Wilding Davison, suffragist

17th and 18th Centuries

  • William Henry Drayton, American revolutionary
  • John Ford, playwright
  • Edward Gibbon, historian
  • Edmund Halley, astronomer
  • William Harvey, scientist who discovered the circulation of the blood
  • Thomas Hobbes, philosopher
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  • William Penn, founder of the US state of Pennsylvania
  • Adam Smith, political economist
  • James Smithson, scientist, founder of the Smithsonian Institution
  • Robert Southey, poet
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  • John Wesley, founder of Methodism
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  • Sir Christopher Wren, architect

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  • Cardinal William Allen
  • John Donne, poet
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  • Sir Thomas More, Lord Chancellor and martyr
  • Sir Walter Raleigh, explorer
  • Sir Philip Sidney, poet
  • William Tyndale, translator of the Bible
  • Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Lord Chancellor and churchman, founder of Christ Church

13th and 14th Centuries

  • Roger Bacon, scholar
  • Thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Simon Bredon, mathematician
  • William of Ockham, philosopher and theologian
  • Duns Scotus, philosopher and theologian
  • John Wyclif (Wycliffe), religious reformer

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Which Oxford College has the highest acceptance rate? ›

Acceptance Rate by College

Oxford colleges with the highest acceptance rate are St Hugh's College – 29.2% and St Hilda's College – 31.7%.

Which college in Oxford is easiest to get into? ›

Hilda's is the easiest Oxford college to get into, though. Oxford has a system it calls 'pooling'. If course places at one college fill up, but the admissions still think that you are a strong candidate, they will send your application to other colleges to consider.

Who is the famous student in Oxford University? ›

Indira Gandhi attended the prestigious Oxford University in 1937 and studied Modern History. She is best known for her significant contributions to Indian politics and public life. Indira Gandhi was Prime Minister of India for four terms dating from 1966 to 1984 and remains India's only ever female Prime Minister.

What GPA do you need for Oxford? ›

Entering Class of 2022:

Average Undergraduate GPA: 3.77. GPA Range: 3.4 - 4.0. Average MCAT Score: 514. MCAT Range: 499 - 522.

Which is the hardest Oxford college to get into? ›

All Souls College

All Souls is the most elusive Oxford College and it takes no undergraduate students. In order to get in, graduate and postgraduate students apply for examination fellowships through “the hardest exam in the world”.

Is it easier to get into Harvard or Oxford? ›

It is apparent that Harvard has the edge over Oxford when it comes to acceptance rates. For Harvard's incoming class of 2025, the school received almost 58,000 applications and only admitted about 2,300 – this amounts to an acceptance rate of barely 4%, and no students on the waitlist were admitted.

Which is the friendliest Oxford college? ›

The Queen's College has a reputation as one of the friendliest and most inclusive colleges. It was founded in 1341 and is one of the oldest Oxford colleges, giving it a rich history and many quirky traditions.

Which is the prettiest Oxford college? ›

1) Magdalen College

Founded in 1458, Magdalen is one of the wealthiest colleges in Oxford. This isn't surprising when you first see its immaculately kept lawns and gorgeous grounds. For literary fanatics, Magdalen was the college of such icons as J.R.R. Tolkien, Oscar Wilde and C.S.

What is the minimum SAT score for Oxford? ›

U.S. Qualifications for Oxford and Cambridge

Successful candidates would typically have SAT Reasoning Test scores of at least 700 in Critical Reading, Mathematics and the Writing Paper, or ACT with a score of at least 32 out of 36.

Why is Oxford better than Harvard? ›

They both have their positives and negatives; Harvard boasts a wider range of degree courses (3,700 in total!), but is ranked lower than Oxford by The 'Times Higher Education' website; Oxford (as mentioned) is ranked higher globally, but graduates tend to have a lower salary than Harvard students.

What degree is Oxford known for? ›

A world-class university

The University was also ranked in the top 5 in the THE's World University Rankings by subject for social sciences, life sciences, business and economics, arts and humanities, law, and Engineering.

Is Oxford a better school than Harvard? ›

The QS World University Rankings for 2022 have Oxford at second, Cambridge in joint third place and Harvard coming in at fifth. By contrast, the Times Higher Education Rankings puts Oxford in the first position, with Harvard in joint second and Cambridge in joint fifth.

How hard is it to get into Oxford as an American? ›

Generally, Oxford has an acceptance rate of approximately 13-17%.

Can you get into Oxford with A * A * A? ›

Offers for Oxford places are between A*A*A and AAA at A-level, depending on the course. (See course pages.) See a list of Oxford courses with conditional offers including at least one A*.

How many A * Do you need to get into Oxford? ›

Entry requirements

Range from A*A*A-AAA, depending on the course. Total score of 38-40 points (depending on the course) including core points, with 6s and 7s in subjects taken at the higher level. An average of 85% or above, with scores of between 8 and 9 in subjects specified at A level or equivalent.

Is Oxford as good as Ivy League? ›

With Oxford and Cambridge ranked No. 1 and 2 in the world by Times Higher Education, and Ivy Leagues' Stanford, MIT, CIT, Harvard, Princeton and Yale, directly behind, it's not hard to see why it is a difficult choice for high performing students.

Which Oxford college gets least applicants? ›

Analysis done by The Oxford Student has shown that the strongest applicants overwhelmingly apply to Worcester, Brasenose, Magdalen, Merton and New, whilst St Hilda's, St Hugh's, St Peter's and Mansfield had the weakest applicants choose to apply to their respective colleges.

What is the number 1 hardest college to get into? ›

Harvard University — 3.19%

With a record-low admission rate of just 3.19% for the class of 2026, Harvard currently ranks as the most difficult school to get into.

Is Yale better than Oxford? ›

They don't feel sure if Yale University is better for their career or Oxford University. They are perplexed about which university is better in what terms. Both universities are top-notch and offer high-quality learning.
Yale University vs Oxford University.
BasisYale UniversityOxford University
Acceptance rate6.3%14-16%
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Who is the No 1 university in world? ›

List of top 1000 universities in the world
UniversityCountryTHE 2022
University of OxfordUnited Kingdom1
University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom5
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)United States2
University of California, Berkeley (UCB)United States8
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What is Ivy League equivalent in UK? ›

The United Kingdom's “Ivy League Class” is called the Russell Group of Institutions. The Russell Group encompasses 24 universities around the United Kingdom and are perceived as the 'best' universities in the country.

What is the most popular degree at Oxford? ›

The most popular subjects at Oxford are medicine, chemistry, philosophy, politics, and economics – students pursuing a degree in these subjects make up 20% of the Oxford undergraduate population. Medicine is far and away the most popular subject at Oxford.

Which Oxford college has the best food? ›

At Trinity we have some of the best food in Oxford! Guest night is lovely and is usually an outstanding five course meal, costing a very reasonable £17 without wine.

What percent of Oxford is white? ›

*NEW* Census 2021 data has been released for ethnic group. Key findings from this data are as below: In 2021, 54% Oxford's total population was White British.

What are the richest colleges at Oxford? ›

Oxford does better with 12 colleges currently accredited.
Cambridge's 31 colleges have a combined wealth of £6.9bn, £2.1bn more than the university's £4.9bn.
University / collegeConsolidated net assets
St John's£592.3m
Christ Church£512.9m
All Souls£429.8m
The Queen's College£329.0m
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How many hours do Oxford students study? ›

All our undergraduate courses are full-time, and on average our students spend around 40 hours a week studying. Every student will manage their time differently, making sure they can fit in all their studies, hobbies and interests.

Which Oxford college looks like Hogwarts? ›

New College Oxford

Despite the name 'New College', this university is actually one of the oldest and largest in the entire city founded in the 14th-century. It was used as the backdrop for Hogwarts and we see New College featured many times during Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

How much does Oxford cost for an American? ›

Tuition. The 2022-2023 semester tuition charge of $28,560 includes full-time instruction in an average program of study, use of facilities and equipment, medical and health service, and library service. Students who do not waive their health insurance option will be billed for health insurance.

How do Americans apply to Oxford? ›

You will need to submit an application through the UCAS. You will need to provide records of your high school and write a personal statement. Many Oxford courses require an admission test and/or some written work. If you're deemed a good candidate, you will be called for an interview.

Do Oxford accept lower grades? ›

To apply to Oxford, students would need to have completed, or be studying for, at least 120 points at stage 1 or above, in appropriate subjects. We would expect students to be performing at the highest level, with at least pass grade 2.

What is the hardest school to get into in the world? ›

1. Stanford University. Topping the list of the hardest school to get into in the world is Stanford. It has been featured top of this list for several years and no other university anywhere in the world has managed to replace it yet.

Which is more prestigious Oxford or Cambridge? ›

World University Rankings

Here are The Times University Rankings for 2022: Overall Ranking: 1st Oxford, 5th Cambridge. Teaching: 5th Oxford, 6th Cambridge.

How hard is it for an international student to get into Oxford? ›

Answer- Oxford is a highly selective institution with an acceptance rate of 9% for international students. Q5. What GPA do you need to get in Oxford? Answer- The class of 2022 has an average undergraduate GPA of 3.77.

What are the hardest courses at Oxford? ›

The hardest degree subjects are Aerospace Engineering, Law, Chartered Accountancy, Architecture, Chemistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychology, Statistics, Nursing, Physics, Astrophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Astronomy, and Dentistry.

Is Cambridge or Oxford harder to get into? ›

Oxford and Cambridge are highly competitive, and unfortunately, you can only apply to one per year. According to these acceptance numbers, Cambridge appears to be the easier to get accepted.

What subjects are Oxford University best at? ›

Ranked first in Times Higher Education World for social sciences, medicine, health, computer science, and engineering & technology, Oxford offers cutting-edge research facilities and unrivaled resources to all of its students.

Which school is better Oxford or MIT? ›

Ranked among the top five universities in the world, University of Oxford and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are two of the most prestigious institutions in UK and USA respectively. University of Oxford is a public research university while MIT is a private research university and are over 100 years old.

Which University is best between Harvard and Oxford? ›

They have consistently ranked among the top 10 institutes in the global rankings. According to the world university rank 2023, Oxford University ranked top and Harvard University ranked second in the list, whilst in the QS world university list Oxford University ranked fourth and Harvard University ranked fifth.

What's better Oxford or Cambridge? ›

However, there is a common perception that Cambridge is slightly better for sciences, while Oxford is marginally stronger for social sciences and humanities - but both Universities insist there is no significant difference.

Which Oxford college gets the most applications? ›

The most number of undergraduate applications go to Brasenose college. In the 2015 cohort, they received 1,087 applications, of which 101 were accepted to the college, whilst 127 were accepted at other colleges.

Which Oxford college has the best reputation? ›

Wondering which are the best Oxford colleges to visit? These are the ones to add to your list when you visit the historic city.
  • Christ Church College.
  • Magdalen College.
  • Keble College.
  • Oriel College.
  • Balliol College.
  • New College.
  • All Souls.
  • Trinity College.
Jan 2, 2023

Which Oxford college has the best grounds? ›

1) Magdalen College

This isn't surprising when you first see its immaculately kept lawns and gorgeous grounds. For literary fanatics, Magdalen was the college of such icons as J.R.R. Tolkien, Oscar Wilde and C.S.

Is it hard for Americans to go to Oxford? ›

The University of Oxford is a highly selective institution, with an acceptance rate of approximately 17%. However, the acceptance rate for international students applying to the school is lower: around 9% only. Still, nearly half of the students attending Oxford University are from outside the UK.

How do I stand out when applying to Oxford? ›

3 Tips To Help Your Application To Oxford Stand Out
  1. Show enthusiasm for the subject. It is important to start thinking of which subject you would want to apply for university early on in your high school career so that you can begin to prepare your application early. ...
  2. Wider Reading. ...
  3. Prepare well for the Interview.
Aug 3, 2022

Is Oxford college better than Harvard? ›

They have consistently ranked among the top 10 institutes in the global rankings. According to the world university rank 2023, Oxford University ranked top and Harvard University ranked second in the list, whilst in the QS world university list Oxford University ranked fourth and Harvard University ranked fifth.

Is Oxford better than Ivy? ›

Graduate Employability

Oxford and Cambridge ranked 5th and 8th, respectively, while the top two Ivy League schools, Columbia and Cornell, ranked 7th and 13th respectively. While this should not be pivotal to choosing where to study, it should be considered.

What majors is Oxford University known for? ›

A world-class university

The University was also ranked in the top 5 in the THE's World University Rankings by subject for social sciences, life sciences, business and economics, arts and humanities, law, and Engineering.

Does it matter which Oxford college you go to? ›

Does it matter which college I go to? As a graduate student, your course structure, content, teaching and supervision will be arranged by your University department, and will be the same regardless of which college you belong to. Oxford's colleges have a lot in common.

What percentage of people get a first from Oxford? ›

Full table showing % of classified degrees awarded by university
Institution% of firsts% of 2:1s
University of Oxford33.959.9
Guildhall School of Music and Drama36.756.7
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London31.660.5
Courtauld Institute of Art33.358.3
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How smart do you have to be to get into Oxford? ›

We would expect students to achieve a total score of 38, 39 or 40 points, depending on the course, including core points, with 6s and 7s in the higher-level subjects.

What GPA do you need for Oxford Masters? ›

What is the Grade Point Average (GPA) I will need in order to apply for my graduate course? In general, where the minimum entry requirement for your chosen course is a UK first-class undergraduate degree, this equates to an overall US GPA of at least 3.7 based on the 4.0 system.


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