These statistical releases describe applicants and applications from the 2018 UCAS Undergraduate cycle at the 15 January deadline.

This release includes the eleven reports in the same format as previous cycles, covering different characteristics of applicants (including domicile, age, and sex) and provision type (including country of provider and subject).

For this cycle, we have also introduced three new reports on POLAR3 quintile, POLAR4 quintile and SIMD 2016 quintile of applicants. We’ve also produced CSV files containing the data reported within these releases.

For this release, we have also produced a subset of the sector reports for applicants to nursing courses (within subject group ‘B7’). These reports include applicants who have made at least one choice to a ‘B7’ nursing course. The CSV files for these reports do not contain rows for which the value rounds to zero. This is to avoid identification of small numbers.

The primary set of statistics covers all applications in the UCAS Undergraduate scheme:

The additional reports cover nursing applicants: 


An Analysis report: (3.86 MB) looking at population-referenced application rates for those who submit their application to UCAS by the January deadline has also been published. This report covers application rates by UK country, region, parliamentary constituency, age, sex, background, and qualifications.

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