OfS Transparency Return

The figures published here present LSE enrolment data for the academic year 2018-19 and our degree outcomes data for the academic year 2017-18. Going forward, we will publish similar datasets annually which will show the progress we are making to widen access and support the success of students from underrepresented groups across the UK.

The new LSE 2030 strategy articulates an ambitious programme of work which places equality and diversity at the heart of our campus community. Through our Access and Participation Plan we have committed to increasing the participation and on-course success of students from key groups underrepresented in higher education. The APP sets out our five-year plan to achieve these goals, encompassing the whole student journey, from enrolment to securing graduate employment. 


The information on these pages shows:

The number of applications for admission on to recognised undergraduate higher education courses that we have received from UK domiciled applicants.

The number of offers we have made in relation to those applications.

The number of those offers accepted and the number of those who have registered with us.

The number of 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.

It also shows these numbers by reference to:

The gender of the individuals to which they relate

Their ethnicity

Their socio-economic background.

It is important to note that the data presented has not been contextualised. This means, for example, that you will not be able to see from this data how many of those applying to courses met the entry criteria. It is also the case that universities and colleges will often receive more applications than they have space on courses so offer rates will necessarily be lower than application rates in those circumstances.

Table 1a: Summary of applications, offers, acceptances and registrations for 2018/9 entrants

      Number of applications Percentage of applications that received an offer Percentage of applications that  accepted an offer  Percentage of applications that led to a registration
Full Time Ethnicity White 3090 35.0% 17.6% 11.0%
    BAME 3490 33.2% 21.4% 11.8%
  EIMD quintile 1 and 2 2290 31.4% 20.1% 10.5%
    3 to 5 4120 35.6% 19.6% 12.0%
  Gender Male 3700 32.3% 19.7% 12.5%
    Female 3020 35.8% 19.3% 10.0%
    Other N N N N
Part Time Ethnicity White N/A N/A N/A N/A
    BAME N/A N/A N/A N/A
  EIMD quintile 1 and 2 N/A N/A N/A N/A
    3 to 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A
  Gender Male N/A N/A N/A N/A
    Female N/A N/A N/A N/A
    Other N/A N/A N/A N/A
Apprenticeships Ethnicity White N/A N/A N/A N/A
    BAME N/A N/A N/A N/A
  EIMD quintile 1 and 2 N/A N/A N/A N/A
    3 to 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A
  Gender Female N/A N/A N/A N/A
    Male N/A N/A N/A N/A
    Other N/A N/A N/A N/A

Table 2a: Percentage of first degrees at grade 2:1 or above by characteristic for 2017-8 qualifiers

Ethnicity BAME 88%
White 95%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 91%
3 to 5 91%
Gender Female 93%
Male 91%
Other N

Glossary of terms

EIMD – English Index of Multiple Deprivation. This is a postcode-based measure which the Office for Students uses as a proxy for socioeconomic background rather than a direct measure.

EIMD 1 – quintile of highest deprivation

EIMD 5 – quintile of lowest deprivation

BAME – Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic. 

The full dataset can be downloaded here.