"What are my chances of getting in?"
This is one of the most frequently asked questions about applying to Cambridge. For example, you may want to know how many applicants normally apply to a given College for a given subject. The first thing to stress at this point is that Cambridge’s admissions process involves a strong element of cross-College moderation through our pool system. This is designed to ensure, as far as possible, that applicants in a given year are neither advantaged nor disadvantaged by the level of applications to their chosen College. Despite application numbers varying considerably each year, our system does mean that success rates are very similar from College to College. This is because the pool results in many students (876 in the case of the 2013 cycle) receiving an offer from a College other than the one they applied to, or were allocated to through the open application system.
NB: 'admissions cycle' refers to the UCAS Apply cycle in which applications are considered - eg, '2013 cycle' refers to applications made from September 2012 onwards for admission to courses starting in October 2013 or by deferred entry for courses starting in 2014.
Interactive graph generator
Use our interactive graph generator below to view basic undergraduate application and admissions statistics using criteria that you define. Simply select from the options in the form below and click 'Show graph'.