Over 16,500 applications were received by the University of Cambridge this year, the highest number since University records began.

2013 saw our most ambitious and extensive outreach programme to date. We are delighted that our work appears to be having such positive results.

Jon Beard, Director of Undergraduate Recruitment

The University attributes this result to its extensive outreach work and its high-profile commitment to fair admissions.

Jon Beard, Director of Undergraduate Recruitment, said: “The University and Colleges work throughout the UK to encourage every student with the ability, the enthusiasm and the motivation to do well and to make Cambridge one of their five UCAS choices. 

“2013 saw our most ambitious and extensive outreach programme to date. We are delighted that our work appears to be having such positive results.”

Dr Mike Sewell, Director of Admissions for the Cambridge Colleges, said: “It is great to see a record number of students who feel confident that they will be competitive applicants to Cambridge. Cambridge is committed to evidence-based admissions decisions, which take into account a student’s most recent exam results.

“Our applicants know that their applications will be assessed fairly on their track record, and that places will be won based on academic factors alone.”


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