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Think you’re smart enough? These are the easiest subjects to get into at Oxbridge in 2023

Applying for music at Oxford just for bragging rights really


The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge are notoriously difficult to get into. That’s what makes Oxbridge students so insufferable. Both unis come near the top on literally every single uni ranking ever. But, on average, The University of Cambridge gets around six applicants per place meaning that most people are rejected and head straight on their merry ways to study at Durham.

But for people that do get in, you go through the hell of submitting an early UCAS personal statement, the horror of interviews, and then the stress of the ridiculously high offer on Result’s Day, just to get there and realise you actually might have to sleep on a mattress on the floor because of dodgy concrete in your halls. Peak.

But as for the rest of us, as you sit there comfortably hungover at your bang average Russell Group, did you ever wonder if you’d actually be able to get into Oxbridge? Or if you’re applying to uni and can’t decide what to study but will take anything just to brag to your mates about going to the uni where Harry Potter is filmed. Based on UCAS data, comparing the total number of accepted students to the total number of applicants, these are the subjects with the highest acceptance rates at Oxford and Cambridge.

So here are the easiest subjects to get into at Oxbridge, in case you fancy shooting your shot:

20. History and Modern Languages at Cambridge

24 per cent acceptance rate

19. Physiological Sciences at Oxford

29 per cent acceptance rate

18. History at Cambridge

29.5 per cent acceptance rate

17. English and Modern Languages at Oxford

32 per cent acceptance rate

16. Geology and Earth Sciences at Oxford

33 per cent acceptance rate

15. Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Cambridge

33.8 per cent acceptance rate

14. Archaeology at Cambridge

35 per cent acceptance rate

13. Classics and English at Oxford

37 per cent acceptance rate

12. Theology and Religion at Oxford

38 per cent acceptance rate

11. Modern Languages and Linguistics at Oxford

40 per cent acceptance rate

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10. Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Studies at Cambridge

40.7 per cent acceptance rate

9. Theology and Religion at Cambridge

40.2 per cent acceptance rate

8. Philosophy at Cambridge

40.2 per cent acceptance rate

7. Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge

42.9 per cent acceptance rate

6. Classics at Cambridge

43.1 per cent acceptance rate

5. Classics at Oxford

46 per cent acceptance rate

4. Music at Cambridge

46.4 per cent acceptance rate

3. Modern Languages at Oxford

47 per cent acceptance rate

2. European and Middle Eastern Languages at Oxford

48 per cent acceptance rate

1. Music at Oxford

54 per cent acceptance rate

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