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Why Is The Oxford University So Famous?

03 Nov 2022 Author : Scholab

The United Kingdom is one of the most popular and sought-after destinations for higher studies by international students. The UK has a great reputation for its high-quality lifestyle, safe environment, and open and friendly attitude towards international students. The UK has a lot of reputed universities and the most notable of them is the University of Oxford.

Getting an education from the University of Oxford is deemed a great achievement by many people.

So, why is this university so famous?   

The University of Oxford is almost 1000 years old with a rock-solid reputation for producing the best leaders and researchers in the world. Founded in 1096, the University of Oxford is regarded as the oldest English-speaking university in the world. It is located in Oxford, England and the current Chancellor is The Lord Patten of Barnes. At one point, Oxford and Cambridge were the only two universities until 1832. Oxford is the most famous in the world primarily due to its rich heritage.

As of the year 2020, the university has been noted for its alumni which includes 28 Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom, 72 Nobel Prize laureates, 160 Olympic medallists, and other prominent personalities. Students often cite certain personalities who have passed out of the university as the reason why they want to go there. Some of the noted alumni of the University of Oxford are: 

  • Elizabeth Anscombe – Philosopher
  • Tony Blair – Former Prime Minister of England
  • J R Tolkien - Author
  • Bill Clinton – Former President of the United States
  • T S Eliot – Poet
  • Helen Fielding – Author
  • Stephen Hawking – Physicist
  • Oscar Wilde - Writer

The University of Oxford comprises 39 semi-autonomous constituent colleges, six permanent private halls, and a range of academic departments. This university operates the world’s oldest university museum.

Heard of the Oxford dictionary? That's right, Oxford influences the English language around the world. Oxford English Dictionary (OED) project began in the year 1857. It took them almost four years to get from the word 'a' to 'ant.' This very slow process of documenting the English words paid off and the dictionary got published. It was published by the Oxford University Press for over 100 years, and it is there in almost every educational institution that deals with the English language.

The official university press, Oxford University Press is the largest in the world. Since its inception, it has published thousands of research papers, theses, and books. Undoubtedly, 'Oxford English Dictionary is the most popular creation of the press.

The University of Oxford is also lauded for helping a lot of students who struggled financially. University also sponsored many promising students who couldn't get or afford student loans. As of 2019, Oxford’s endowment is valued at 6.1 billion Euros. One of the reasons why students can make and run their research experiments, go on research trips, and get enough for a start-up is because of the generous financial support provided by the University of Oxford.

University of Oxford Admission Process 

It is a fact that the University of Oxford only takes in a few of the most promising or brilliant students from around the world.  

  • To get admission into the University of Oxford, students apply through the UCAS application system. 
  • University shortlists candidates based on achieved exam results, school references, or recommendations.
  • Students must go through written admission tests or candidate-submitted written work to get proper admission into the university.
  • Even if the students can ace the tests or essay writing tasks, they must sit through 3 nerve-racking interviews.

In the end, Oxford’s Acceptance Rate is believed to be only 14.34%. It is because Oxford wants to take in only those students who have the potential to be world leaders.

9 Careers That Oxford Is Famous For

The University of Oxford is famous for the following careers amongst international students.

  • Politics
  • Spies and intelligence services
  • Acting
  • Scientists
  • Poets and novelists
  • Journalists
  • International development
  • Lawyers 

International Students In The University Of Oxford

One-third of the undergraduates at the University of Oxford are international students. Students from over 150 nations get admitted into the university.

The admission requirements are as the follows:

  • Students who want to do undergraduate courses should submit applications through UCAS.
  • Graduate admission is through the University of Oxford Graduate application
  • International applicants require the submission of 75 GBP application fees, and this is the case for all programs in the university.
  • Official transcripts, with English translation
  • Academic requirements (based on the country)
  • Evidence of financial support
  • Statement of Purpose (SoP)
  • Proof of proficiency in English through tests like IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, Cambridge Certificate 

What Are Your Chances Of Getting An Admission?

The University of Oxford takes in only the best and the most promising students. That doesn't mean that you must rule out your chances. There is a very good chance that you can be in the same institute as Stephen Hawking. If you want to get admission, then go for it!

Nothing should stop you.

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