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. It comprises 44 colleges and halls, and over 100 libraries, making it the largest library system in the UK. Crimson has cracked the code on how to get into Oxford from NZ, click below to check out some of our Alumni now.

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.

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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

FAQ's

What is Oxford's QS World University Ranking?

#4

What is the median starting salary of Oxford graduates?

$52,862NZD

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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Popular Courses At Oxford

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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Watch Some Of Our Oxford Videos

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  • How Crimson Helped Jessica Go From NZ To Oxford to study Biological Sciences
  • Big Questions Ep. 9: Oxford University

Crimson Student Results

Our students have received 2200+ offers to the world's best universities.

Why Work With Crimson Education?

Crimson Education is the world's most successful US/UK university admissions support consultancy.

Our students are up to 7X more likely to gain acceptance to the best — and most competitive — universities in the world.

From university selection strategy to standardised test prep, personal statement/essay support to extracurricular mentoring and interview practice — we leave no stone unturned, making sure your application stands out above the crowd.

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How Crimson works:

Our college consultancy model sees our students receive individualised support in every aspect of their Oxford application — from general strategy, test prep and personal statement/essay support, to extracurricular mentoring and interview practice. Here's how we work!
01. Crafting an Initial, Highly Individualised Plan
01: Building your plan
02. Meeting Your Educational Coordinator
02: Choosing your schools
03. Planning With Your Crimson Strategist
03: Acing your tests
01. Crafting an Initial, Highly Individualised Plan
04: Boosting your ECLs
01. Crafting an Initial, Highly Individualised Plan
05: Writing your essays
01. Crafting an Initial, Highly Individualised Plan
06: Nailing the interview
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  • Process 01 - Crimson Education

    01. Crafting a plan and getting started

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

  • Process 02 - Crimson Education

    02. Building your university application list!

    Your Strategist is the 'captain of your application ship' helping you build out a personalised application list and formulate a highly personalised roadmap. Your strategist will help you pull all elements of your application(s) together, ensuring your final submission(s) will be as perfect as they can be. Read just some of our strategists profiles here!

  • Process 03 - Crimson Education

    03. Lifting your standardised test scores

    Whether it be the SAT or ACT, AP or UK course specific exams, out 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.

  • 04. Working With Your Crimson Team

    04. Improving your extracurricular candidacy

    Your ECL or extracurricular and leadership profile is a key component of your US and/or UK application(s). Our ECL mentors, who are accomplished project builders and often Ivy League or Oxbridge grads themselves, will help you expand upon your passions to build a capstone project and/or other significant, high-impact initiative.

  • 04. Working With Your Crimson Team

    05. 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

    06. Prepping with your interview expert

    Our interview mentors have sat in that interview seat before - at Oxford, Cambridge and other top schools in the UK and the US. 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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