Men more likely to be admitted into Oxford, study finds

August 21, 2009

According to a new study based on details of 1,700 UK students who applied to 11 of the University of Oxford's colleges in 2002, men were twice as likely as women to be offered a spot in a science subject, and 1.4 times more likely to gain a seat in an arts subject. Researchers also found that white applicants were 5 times more likely than students of South Asian descent to be offered a place in a science program. Oxford's director of undergraduate admissions dismisses the study for relying on out-of-date statistics, and denies discrimination claims by one of the study's authors. The Guardian