The topics listed below are those about which we receive many FOI requests. Further information is available by searching the College website, the College News site and the FOI Disclosure log.

Frequently requested information

Imperial College student data and statistics, including admissions data

Imperial College publish various sources of data about applications, offers and enrolled students.

The College Statistics Guide contains information on the number of applicants, whether the applicants were from the UK or abroad, numbers of enrolled students, by subject-area of study and details of degrees awarded.

The Student Statistics provide further detailed information on students including: age, nationality, ethnic origin, gender and declared disabilities. The Programme Statistics contain student data by subject-area of study, year of study and whether the student is from the UK or abroad.

The equality, diversity and inclusion student data provides further information about the characteristics of the Imperial College student body including gender, disability and ethnicity.

The Transparency information page shows the number of UK domiciled students who attained a particular degree or other academic award, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us by reference to: gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic background.

The Transparency page also includes undergraduate admissions statistics (scroll to the bottom of the page to the link “Download the Undergraduate Admission Statistics”) for the past 5 completed admissions cycles, including information on:

  • Number of applicants, offers and places confirmed
  • Average BMAT Scores
  • Details of A level, IB and STEP Offers Made
  • New Entrants' Achieved A level and IB Grades
  • Admissions Rate by Nationality

Animal research

Information and statistics on animal research at Imperial can be found on the animal research pages of our website.

External sources of statical data about the Higher Education sector

The Higher Education Statistics Authority (HESA), Office for Students and the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) publish an extensive range of statistical information about applicants to and students at universities, including student characteristics data, subjects studied, progression, attainment and outcomes. In many cases, this information is available by individual provider as well as for the sector as a whole.

HESA Data and analysis

UCAS Data and analysis

Official statistics - Office for Students

FOI Compliance statistics 2019 - 2022

The figures provided show the number of Freedom of Information Act requests  and Internal Reviews responded to and the percentage of those responses that were within the 20 working day response time. Figures on the number of Internal Reviews and Information Commissioner's Office enquries are also included.

FOI compliance 2019-2022 (pdf) 

Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)

Imperial College does not and will not seek by any agreement to silence students or staff who come forward to raise complaints of sexual harassment, abuse or misconduct, or other forms of harassment and bullying. A formal settlement agreement made with a student or member of staff regarding other matters may contain a confidentiality clause with regards to the terms of the settlement; this would preclude the terms of the settlement being released, i.e. the amount of the settlement, but would not prevent the student or member of staff from confirming the fact of the settlement or making disclosures in accordance with the requirements of any legal proceedings.

Staff profile

The Equality, diversity and inclusion data monitoring  pages of our website include information about the characteristics of Imperial College staff including age, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender transition, nationality, religion, sexual orientation and contract types.

Staff wellbeing

Information on the support and services available to members of Imperial College staff is available on the Health & Wellbeing section of the College website.

Student academic misconduct cases

Cases of academic misconduct are dealt with in accordance with the College’s Academic Misconduct Policy and Procedure. Minor cases are dealt with by the relevant department as summary offences, figures on summary cases are not held centrally. The figures provided are for those cases that are sufficiently serious to be dealt with by the Academic Misconduct Panel. The increase in cases since 2019/20 is a result of timed remote assessments replacing invigilated examinations during and after the COVID pandemic.

 Student academic misconduct cases 2017-18 to 2021-22 (pdf)

Student admissions data by school-type attended prior to applying to Imperial College

The student admissions by school-type data contains figures on applications to and offers made by Imperial College by the institution types that applicants had attended before applying to Imperial College. Figures for the College overall are provided as well as figures broken down by Faculty and Department.

Applications and offers by department and school type 2018-2022

Students, admissions, A100 Medicine

Imperial College has compiled an information sheet which addresses the most frequently asked questions we receive under FOI regarding admissions to Medicine (A100). Please see the Freedom of Information FAQs on the Introducing our Imperial College London Medicine degree web page.

Student admissions, contextual admissions 2018-2022 UCAS Admissions Cycles

There are various contectual admissions schemes at Imperial College that aim to increase the representation of students from disadvantaged or underrepresented backgrounds.

The table below contains information, for the 2018 to 2022 UCAS admissions cycles, on the number of undergraduate applicants classified as meeting contextual (or 'widening participation') criteria, offers made and places confirmed. 

UCAS application cycleApplicationsOffers MadePlaces confirmed
2018 1180 438 146
2019 1569 713 219
2020 2011 1000 367
2021 1854 823 363
2022 2064 884 344

Further information on contextual offers by type of school attended by the applicant, broken down by application cycle, 2018-2022: Contextual applications, offers & confirmations by schools type 2018-2022 (pdf)

Student counselling and mental health support

Imperial College has compiled an information sheet which addresses the most frequently asked questions we receive regarding student Counselling and mental health support; this will be updated annually.

Counselling FOI FAQs

Student finance - bursaries and scholarships

Information about bursaries and scholarships can be found in the Fees and Funding section of the website.

Student finance – university accommodation rents

Information about the current rent payable for Imperial College accommodation can be found in the Accommodation section of the College website.

Information about rents payable for previous years can be found in the ICL Halls Rents 2018-19 to 2023-24 (xlsx) workbook.

Student wellbeing

The College’s Student Support Zone contains information about support services available to students.

Student withdrawals by faculty 2017/18 to 2021/23