University of Oxford: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#10 of 14,131 In the World
#2 of 2,785 In Europe
#2 of 163 In the United Kingdom
#2 of 131 In England
#1 of 2 In Oxford
#1 of 1,052 For Philosophy
Top1-3 For 23 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
18%
Enrollment
27,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Website
www.ox.ac.uk
Languages
English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate18%
Admissions RequirementsGeneral Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) with passes in English, Mathematics, Science, and a language other than English, and 3 Advanced ('A') levels
Academic CalendarOctober to June (October - December; January-March; April-June)
Enrollment27,500
Full time employee5,000
Student:staff ratio6:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
241,392
Citations
13,756,881

University of Oxford majors

by publication & citation count

Medicine
52,618 / 3,839,475
Biology
50,063 / 4,209,156
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
47,389 / 1,840,990
Physics
42,421 / 2,346,336
Chemistry
28,089 / 1,458,212
Engineering
25,053 / 1,078,699
Computer Science
24,843 / 2,080,044
Psychology
18,389 / 1,463,800
Environmental Science
17,902 / 1,138,354
Materials Science
13,720 / 535,418
Demography
12,394 / 1,075,354
Economics
11,029 / 563,274
Business
10,542 / 469,111
Political Science
8,675 / 148,472
Mathematics
7,077 / 472,916
Sociology
6,895 / 234,183
Quantum and Particle physics
6,848 / 624,460
Health Science
6,826 / 852,762
Astrophysics and Astronomy
6,792 / 487,963
Genetics
6,779 / 992,714
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
6,544 / 706,770
Biochemistry
6,396 / 512,214
History
6,338 / 40,059
Art & Design
6,331 / 153,165
Immunology
5,717 / 506,651
Neuroscience
5,393 / 554,904
Ecology
4,955 / 474,141
Geology
4,755 / 256,096
Geography and Cartography
4,746 / 212,190
Oncology and Cancer research
4,710 / 315,972
Atomic and Molecular physics
4,393 / 163,404
Law
4,386 / 55,026
Condensed Matter Physics
4,185 / 162,737
Optical Engineering
3,963 / 139,887
Philosophy
3,939 / 45,893
Surgery
3,791 / 354,660
Classics and Ancient History
3,788 / 24,265
Virology
3,736 / 295,784
Public Health
3,710 / 305,747
Cognitive Science
3,511 / 305,085

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 2398 59659
1992 2532 66093
1993 2689 66910
1994 2724 74544
1995 2760 79240
1996 3259 88064
1997 3394 97502
1998 3621 111408
1999 3574 124172
2000 4195 139505
2001 4083 156443
2002 4228 182412
2003 4430 207678
2004 4991 233858
2005 5763 268510
2006 6393 307486
2007 6730 350435
2008 7728 397133
2009 8439 461915
2010 8980 511783
2011 9455 588435
2012 10965 677763
2013 12135 771257
2014 12724 845190
2015 13764 921630
2016 14298 960706
2017 15033 1030278
2018 15491 1056040
2019 17021 1216522
2020 19439 1468470
2021 19788 1665540

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students $13,750$16,250
International students $20,000$20,000

The University of Oxford has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

Doctorate Archaeology, Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Classical Languages, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Fine Arts, Geography, Health Sciences, History, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Linguistics, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Music Theory and Composition, Oriental Studies, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Philology, Philosophy, Phonetics, Political Sciences, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Theology, Zoology

University of Oxford alumni

  1. J. R. R. Tolkien

    J. R. R. Tolkien
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1892-1973 (aged 81)
    Enrolled in the University of Oxford
    1911-1915 studied English and English literature
    Occupations
    linguistpoetuniversity teacherchildren's writertranslator
    Biography

    John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was an English writer, poet, philologist, and academic, best known as the author of the high fantasy works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

  2. Anthony Eden

    Anthony Eden
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1897-1977 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomataristocrat
    Biography

    Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, KG, MC, PC, was a British Conservative politician who served three periods as Foreign Secretary and then as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1955 to 1957.

  3. Rupert Murdoch

    Rupert Murdoch
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1931-.. (age 91)
    Enrolled in the University of Oxford
    In 1953 graduated with Master of Arts
    Occupations
    editorentrepreneurfinancierpublisherbusinessperson
    Biography

    Keith Rupert Murdoch is an Australian-born American businessman, media tycoon, and investor. Through his company News Corp, he is the owner of hundreds of local, national, and international publishing outlets around the world, including in the UK (The Sun and The Times), in Australia (The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun and The Australian), in the US (The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post), book publisher HarperCollins, and the television broadcasting channels Sky News Australia and Fox News (through the Fox Corporation). He was also the owner of Sky (until 2018), 21st Century Fox (until 2019), and the now-defunct News of the World. With a net worth of US$21.7 billion as of 2 March 2022, Murdoch is the 31st richest person in the United States and the 71st richest in the world.

  4. Imran Khan

    Imran Khan
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politiciancricketerautobiographerinvestor
    Biography

    Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi is a Pakistani politician and former cricketer who served as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan from August 2018 until April 2022, when he was ousted through a no-confidence motion. He is the founder and chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), one of the largest political parties in the country.

General info

Founded 1096
Accreditation Privy Council
Motto Dominus illuminatio mea
The Lord is my light
Colors oxford blue
Academic structure Humanities Division
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division
Medical Sciences Division
Social Sciences Division
Affiliations and memberships Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
European University Association (EUA)
International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU)
League of European Research Universities (LERU)
Russell Group
Universities UK

Location and Contacts

Address Wellington Square
Oxford, South East England, OX1 2JD
United Kingdom
City population 152,000
Phone +44 (1865) 270 000
Fax +44 (1865) 270 708

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