Freedom of Information – Admissions Statistics
Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), requestors can seek information about the University’s admissions statistics. This webpage seeks to help requestors identify whether the University will be able to comply with the request.
We may refuse your request on the basis that it would take more than 18 hours for us to collate the requested information. We may invite you to narrow the scope of your request to bring it within this limit.
The University is unable to provide admissions data where the admissions cycle for the current academic year is not complete. Enrolment data is usually available at the start of November in each given year.
Admissions data that can be provided
To help us deal with your request as efficiently as possible, please see below the datasets that the University can provide:
- Number of applications, by course, by country of domicile/nationality/gender.
- Number of offers, by course, by country of domicile/nationality/gender (Please note that the University only makes unconditional offers where the applicant has already achieved the grades at the point of the application).
- Number of acceptances, by course, by country of domicile/nationality/gender (Acceptances can also be split by firm and insurance choice for undergraduates).
- Numbers invited to interview where a course requires an interview.
- Number of contextual offers.
- List of dates on which an offer is made for a particular course/ date of first offer sent/last offer sent.
- Whether a course was added to clearing and adjustment each year.
- Number of applications and offers from applicants with a certain type of qualification – e.g., with an Access to Higher Education Diploma, A-Levels, BTECs, International Baccalaureate (IB). (Please note however that where individuals have dual qualifications, this may require an individual review of each application which would exceed the cost limit).
- For postgraduate requests – previous university attended by applicants/offer holders and their undergraduate degree and degree classification.
- Lowest A-Level grade of an applicant who enrolled on a particular course in a particular academic year.
- Ratio of applications to target intake for a particular course.
- Number of enrolled students who did not meet their offers.
- Incentives offered to applicants to defer.
- Most common UCAS centres (schools, colleges) from which the University has received applications from or which received the most offers.
- Number of deferrals, provided that the new admissions cycle has not started.
Admissions data that cannot be provided
The University cannot comply with the following requests either because the time required to collate the information would exceed the 18 hour cost limit or because the University does not record/hold the information.
- Deferrals once a new admissions cycle has begun as it is not possible to distinguish between students who originally intended to apply for academic year X but then deferred to academic year Y and those students who always intended to apply ahead of academic year Y.
- Average grade of an offer holder as it is not possible to average a grade which contains a letter (e.g. A*AA). However, we can average the International Baccalaureate as that is a numerical grading system.
- Predicted grades are not a standard field on UCAS and therefore is not recorded. Applicants may refer to predicted grades in their reference and therefore may be in any format. This would require an individual review of each application and so would exceed the cost limit.
- Achieved pre-A-level (or equivalent) qualifications e.g., GCSEs as there is no standard format to input pre-A-level grades such as GCSEs and therefore applicants can input this information in any order. This would require an individual review of each application and so would exceed the cost limit.
- Subjects studied/not studied by applicant/offer holder. We can provide information about applicants who studied a combination of subjects e.g. Further Maths and Economics, however, cannot confirm the number of applicants who did not study those subjects. This would require an individual review of each application and so would exceed the cost limit.
- Information about mitigating circumstances as the application form does not specifically ask about mitigating circumstances, so this information is not collected. If such circumstances are submitted by the applicant, it would be in a free-standing text box which would require a review of each application and so would exceed the cost limit.
- Whether an applicant was on a gap year. The application form does not specifically ask about gap years, so this information is not collected. If information about a gap year is submitted by the applicant, it would be in a free-standing text box, this would require a review of each application and so would exceed the cost limit.
- If an applicant has work experience (or any, specific experience). This information is not actively collected. If information about a gap year is submitted by the applicant, it would be in a free-standing text box which would require a review of each application and so would exceed the cost limit.
- Filtering out anything by domicile or nationality. However, it is possible to filter this data by the fee status of the student e.g. home or overseas.
- Scores of additional qualifications where certain courses at the University require applicants to undergo additional exams.
- LNAT – this is not required to study Law at the University therefore this data is not held.
- GMAT – only certain courses ask for this such as the Warwick Business School MBA program.
- UCAT – the University is able to provide this data.
- GRE – this may be required for some of the Postgraduate courses.
You can find details about our Academic Statistics on the following page: Online Academic Statistics (warwick.ac.uk)