UCAS Undergraduate analysis reports

Our analysis reports investigate key topics such as the demand for higher education or outcomes at the end of the different application cycles. They cover selected topics in depth, such as demand for higher education. Our most recent analysis reports are listed below.

2017

Interim assessment of UCAS acceptances for the 2017 cycle, 4 weeks after A level results day — published 18 September 2017


UK application rates by the January 2017 deadline – published 2 February 2017


2016

UCAS Undergraduate 2016 End of Cycle Report


Interim assessment of UCAS acceptances by intended entry year, country of institution and qualifications held (2016 cycle, 4 weeks after A level results) — published 29 September 2016


Factors associated with predicted and achieved A level attainment – published 4 August 2016


UK application rates by the January 2016 deadline – published 4 February 2016

To accompany the 2016 January deadline analysis report 'UK application rates by the January deadline' a series of short videos are available. These videos, recorded by current and graduate members of the UCAS Data Scientist Internship Programme, focus on specific areas of the report and highlight the key findings. View the 2016 January deadline analysis report videos.


2015


Personal data use survey results, applicants respond to survey asking for feedback on how their data is used and shared – published 8 October 2015.


Interim assessment of UCAS acceptances by intended entry year, country of institution and qualifications held (2015 cycle, 4 weeks after A level results) — published 24 September 2015


UK application rates by country, region, constituency, sex, age and background  published 30 January 2015

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2014


Interim assessment of UCAS acceptances by intended entry year, country of institution and qualifications held (2014 cycle, 4 weeks after A level results) — published 23 September 2014

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Analysis of application rates at the main January deadline — published 31 Janaury 2014


2013 


Interim and end of cycle assessment reports 2013 entry

  • End of cycle assessment of UCAS acceptances by intended entry year, country of institution and qualifications held - published 23 January 2014.
  • Interim assessment of UCAS acceptances by intended entry year, country of institution and qualifications held (2013 cycle, 4 weeks after A level results) - published 24 September 2013.

(These tables have now been superseded by the 2014-15 interim release. The newer tables include a minor adjustment (around 0.3%) for the 2013-14 entry year figures.)


Demand for full-time undergraduate higher education (2013 cycle, March deadline)

Detailed analysis of trends in applicant demand for higher education — published 23 July 2013.


UK application rates by country, sex, age and background (2013 cycle, January deadline)

Initial analysis of application rates at the main January deadline — published 30 January 2013.


2012 


2012 End of Cycle assessment of UCAS acceptances by intended entry year, country of institution and qualifications held

UK and EU domiciled UCAS acceptances by intended academic year of entry through data available at the end of each cycle — published 18 January 2013

UK and EU domiciled UCAS acceptances by intended academic year of entry through data available four weeks after A level results day — published 14 September 2012


How have applications for full-time undergraduate higher education in the UK changed in 2012?

Applicant application behaviour across the UK in the 2012 admissions cycle compared to previous years with an in-depth look at tuition fees in 2012 — published 9 July 2012

Initial analysis of application rates at the main January deadline in 2012 — published 30 January 2012