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Table 6. Number and percentage of applications and acceptances by subject

Men and Women

2000
Applications Acceptances
No. % No. %
Arts
  Anglo-Saxon 34 - 18 1
  Archaeology and Anthropology 145 1 60 2
  Architecture 214 2 39 1
  Classics 105 1 74 2
  English 834 7 201 6
  Geography 247 2 94 3
  History 575 5 195 6
  History of Art 95 1 20 1
  Modern and Medieval Languages 509 4 177 6
  Music 144 1 61 2
  Oriental Studies 62 1 24 1
  Philosophy 181 2 53 2
  Theology and Religious Studies 79 1 43 1

Sub-total 3,224 28 1,059 34
Social Sciences
  Economics 722 6 157 5
  Land Economy 116 1 39 1
  Law 921 8 231 7
  Social and Political Sciences 362 3 93 3

Sub-total 2,121 18 520 16
Science and Technology
  Computer Science 499 4 88 3
  Mathematics 861 8 252 8
  Natural Sciences 1,816 16 617 20
  Engineering 1,016 9 253 8
  Medical Sciences 1,130 10 281 9
  Veterinary Medicine 716 6 65 2

Sub-total 6,038 53 1,556 50

Total 11,383 3,135

Men

2000
Applications Acceptances
No. % No. %
Arts
  Anglo-Saxon 12 - 5 -
  Archaeology and Anthropology 44 1 18 1
  Architecture 114 2 17 1
  Classics 50 1 39 2
  English 275 5 80 5
  Geography 115 2 42 3
  History 291 5 101 6
  History of Art 15 - 3 -
  Modern and Medieval Languages 144 2 53 3
  Music 75 1 32 2
  Oriental Studies 25 - 7 -
  Philosophy 104 2 28 2
  Theology and Religious Studies 32 1 16 1

Sub-total 1,296 22 441 26
Social Sciences
  Economics 463 8 103 6
  Land Economy 68 1 15 1
  Law 394 7 92 6
  Social and Political Sciences 133 2 41 3

Sub-total 1,058 18 251 16
Science and Technology
  Computer Science 436 7 71 4
  Mathematics 650 11 193 12
  Natural Sciences 990 16 329 20
  Engineering 812 14 197 12
  Medical Sciences 536 9 121 7
  Veterinary Medicine 181 3 16 1

Sub-total 3,605 60 927 56

Total 5,959 1,619

Women

2000
Applications Acceptances
No. % No. %
Arts
  Anglo-Saxon 22 - 13 1
  Archaeology and Anthropology 101 2 42 3
  Architecture 100 2 22 1
  Classics 55 1 35 2
  English 559 10 121 8
  Geography 132 2 52 3
  History 284 5 94 6
  History of Art 80 1 17 1
  Modern and Medieval Languages 365 7 124 8
  Music 69 1 29 2
  Oriental Studies 37 1 17 1
  Philosophy 77 1 25 2
  Theology and Religious Studies 47 1 27 2

Sub-total 1,928 34 618 40
Social Sciences
  Economics 259 5 54 4
  Land Economy 48 1 24 2
  Law 527 10 139 9
  Social and Political Sciences 229 4 52 3

Sub-total 1,063 20 269 18
Science and Technology
  Computer Science 63 1 17 1
  Mathematics 211 4 59 4
  Natural Sciences 826 15 288 19
  Engineering 204 4 56 4
  Medical Sciences 594 11 160 11
  Veterinary Medicine 535 10 49 3

Sub-total 2,433 45 629 42

Total 5,424 1,516

Mathematics includes those applying for Mathematics, Mathematics with Computer Science, Mathematics with Physics.

The Tripos courses at Cambridge in Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Information Sciences, Management Studies, and Manufacturing Engineering can only be taken after a Part of another Tripos. The entries for these courses are recorded in Table 6 under the first-year subjects taken by the students involved.


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Cambridge University Reporter Special, 8 December 2000
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