Getting Into University of Oxford

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About the University of Oxford

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s second oldest surviving university. While its exact founding date is unknown, there is evidence that teaching took place as far back as 1096. Located in and around Oxford’s medieval city centre, the university comprises 44 colleges and halls, and over 100 libraries, making it the largest library system in the UK.

A Brief History
A brief history

Oxford's 12th Century establishment is often attributed to King Henry II's barring of English students from attending the University of Paris, with early classes being in theology, medicine and law.

General info
General information

Oxford academics are structured around the following divisions: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences, Medical Sciences and Social Sciences.

Quick facts about Oxford

  • Average undergrad degree: 3 years course specific
  • Setting: City in the rural area of Oxfordshire
  • Residential Status: Primarily on campus
  • Number of Undergraduates: 12,000 (approx)
Harvard University

22,155

Total students

54%

Undergraduate percentage

A*A*A-AAA

A-Level requirements

38-40

Average International Baccalaureate (IB) score

Oxford FAQ

What is Oxford's QS World University Ranking?

#4

What is the median starting salary of Oxford graduates?

$50,300 AUD

What percentage of Oxford students are international students?

40%

How hard is it to get into Oxford?

While Oxford’s overall admissions rate is approximately 17%, this rate is often lower for more competitive courses. Oxford and Cambridge are the two most competitive universities in the UK.

How many colleges and halls does Oxford have?

44

What is Oxford's Student-Faculty Ratio?

11:1

What's the easiest way to get into Oxford?

There is no easy way to get into Oxford! But starting early and seeking guidance from resources like Crimson can increase your chances by 400%

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Six popular courses

Virtual tour of University of Oxford

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Notable alumni

Oxford is associated with 11 winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 5 in Physics and 16 in Medicine. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins. The actors Hugh Grant and Rosamund Pike also went to Oxford, as did the writers Oscar Wilde, Graham Greene, Vikram Seth and Philip Pullman.

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How Crimson Works

Our university consultancy model sees our students receive individualised support in every aspect of their Oxford application. Here's what we do!
01. Crafting an Initial, Highly Individualised Plan
Building Your Plan
02. Meeting Your Educational Coordinator
Choosing Your Schools
03. Planning With Your Crimson Strategist
Acing Your Tests
01. Crafting an Initial, Highly Individualised Plan
Boosting Your ECLs
01. Crafting an Initial, Highly Individualised Plan
Writing Your Essays
01. Crafting an Initial, Highly Individualised Plan
Nailing The Interview
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    Crafting a Plan and Getting Started

    After your initial assessment with one of our Admissions Experts we will build a highly personalised plan based on your age, current situation and admissions goals. Next you'll be introduced to your Student Success Manager who will help you organise your entire Crimson journey and act as a regular communication base for you and your family.

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    Building Your University Application List!

    Your Strategist is the captain of your application ship, helping you build out a highly personalised application list and roadmap. Your Strategist will help you pull all elements of your application(s) together, ensuring your final submission(s) will be as perfect as possible!

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    Lifting Your Standardised Test Scores

    Whether it be the SAT or ACT, AP or UK course specific exams, our tutors are standardised test top scorers who can help you lift your scores above the competition. As a Crimson student you'll have access to the Crimson App where you can organise tutoring sessions, access practice tests and get instant expert feedback.

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    Improving Your Extracurricular Candidacy

    Your ECL (Extracurricular and Leadership) profile is a key component of your US and/or UK application(s). Our ECL mentors are accomplished project builders and will help you expand upon your passions to build a significant capstone project or high-impact initiative.

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    Working With Your Essay Mentor

    Working with your essay mentor you will brainstorm, ideate, craft, edit and refine a personal statement that resonates with admissions officers. Our mentors are top school graduates who understand the nuances of what it takes to write a stand-our personal statement or supplemental essay!

  • 04. Working With Your Crimson Team

    Prepping With Your Interview Expert

    Our interview mentors have sat in that interview seat before. They will work with you to make sure you're prepared for every question possible, have the skill and confidence to think on your feet, and help you prepare questions you can ask your interviewers in return!

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