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Three-quarters of UK offers to applicants from state schools

  • 25 January 2022

Three-quarters of offers made by Gonville & Caius College to UK applicants for undergraduate courses beginning in October 2022 have been made to state-educated pupils, the College is delighted to announce.

Offer holders were today informed of their success in applying to Caius to begin their undergraduate studies in October 2022, with 75.5% of home offer holders coming from the state sector.

Offer holders were selected on the basis of academic potential, irrespective of background. A range of academic and contextual factors and, for the second successive year, online interviews were part of the process.

Of the successful candidates, 51.4% of offers have been made to female applicants, and 84.7% to home applicants. Of the home applicants, 38.7% have at least one indicator of disadvantage (detailed statistics are below). Caius is also part of the Foundation Year programme, which begins in the next academic year, with five offers to be made.

Dr Chris Scott, Caius Tutor for Admissions and Outreach, thanked all applicants, and said: “Very many congratulations to all our new offer-holders on your fantastic achievement. We look forward to the prospect of welcoming you to Caius in a few months.

“Whilst there remains plenty of work to do, I am cheered that the College’s student body will in 2022 continue to move towards a more accurate reflection of the diversity in secondary education in this country. Crucial to this have been our emphasis on selection based on academic potential, and the continuing expansion of our outreach programme.”

2022 Offer-holder statistics:

177 offers have been made for 2022 entry, with a further 5 to come through the Foundation Year. An asterisk indicates where Foundation Year offers have not yet been included in the figures.

Of these, 51.4% have been made to female applicants and 48.6% to male applicants.*

84.7% have been made to home applicants and 15.3% to applicants from overseas.

Of our home offers:

75.5% are to applicants from the state sector.

38.7% have been made to applicants with at least one indicator of disadvantage.*

22.0% have been made to applicants whose home addresses lie in the bottom two quintiles of the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD).*

4.0% have been made to applicants whose home addresses lie in the bottom quintile for progression to higher education (POLAR4).*

12.7% have been made to applicants whose home addresses lie in the bottom two quintiles for progression to higher education (POLAR4).*

8.7% have been made to applicants eligible for Free School Meals (FSM).*

Ethnicity data is not yet available – UCAS release the data in the autumn, following the completion of the admissions round.

Statistics could fluctuate slightly as more information becomes available.

Pictured are Caius first-year undergraduates at their matriculation photograph in October 2021

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