1. AdmissionReport shows 90 acceptances but I know the class size was 30.

    The number of accepted students typically refers to those who have received an unconditional offer to enrol in the programme (either immediately or after fulfilling the conditions of a conditional offer). However, the number of individuals who actually enrol into the programme is often significantly lower as students usually apply to multiple programmes. In technical nomenclature, the ratio of enrolments to acceptances is called "yield".

    We attempt to display the number of actual enrolments whenever possible, but this information is currently only available for a limited number of programmes.

  2. Why is the number of offers higher than the number of applications?

    This scenario may occur when a university extends offers to applicants who have applied and been rejected from another programme. Many undergraduate programmes at King's College London are affected by this.

  3. The acceptance rate for the university X published in Y is much lower than what AdmissionReport shows.

    The figure we prioritise is the offer rate, being the ratio of offers to applicants, which we believe is a much more informative indicator of the competitiveness of a programme or school than the ratio of acceptances to applications. This latter number can be significantly lower for schools that are not the first choice for many applicants. You can find further information on this topic in our article, Offer rate vs acceptance rate: understanding the differences.

We always strive to make AdmissionReport more complete and accurate. If you feel there is an error in our data, do not hesitate to drop us a message or use the "Report" button located at the top of each statistics page.