University of Oxford or Oxford University is one of the most popular universities in the world facing fierce competition all the way from America which is Harvard University. This has led to one of the most popular questions in the academic world:
Is Oxford better than Harvard?
The rankings of the top schools by internationally recognized brands such as Webometrics and Times Higher Education at a time places Harvard at the top and sometimes below Oxford University. The best way to know which is better is to analyze all rankings based on the particular year you might want to choose a school and also you can do in-depth research using the Google search yourself.
Oxford University currently has 39 colleges which are autonomous to an extent and all of its departments are divided into four (4) divisions which are the:
- Humanities Division
- Medical Sciences Division
- Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division
- Social Sciences Division
These divisions all have their own elected board that governs them.
Some of the things you might not know about the University is that it is old and I mean very old. It is known to be the oldest university in England and the second oldest active university in the world.
University of Oxford Wiki and History
Oxford University’s founding date is unknown as no one can point out the exact year the institution was founded. Although, researchers believe that the university was founded sometime around the early 11th century.
In the history of the university, the Renaissance period which took place between the 15th & 16th centuries had a major impact on the University. It metamorphosed from the medieval scholastic teaching method to the Renaissance method.
Not until the 19th century, where reforms were carried out, the reputation of the University fell drastically. 1852 to be precise was the year that the educational reforms began with two parliamentary commissions issuing out reforms. The reforms continued up until the 2oth century with administrative reforms being carried out. Some of the things that were achieved with these reforms include allowing the university to be open to all Britons, introductions of professorship models like their German and Scottish counterparts, the introduction of doctorates for research awards, and more.
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University of Oxford Press
The university press is the largest and one of the oldest university press in the world as it was founded in 1586.
University of Oxford Acceptance Rate
Oxford MBA Acceptance Rate
|Oxford’s Law School Acceptance Rate||8%|
Oxford University Undergraduate Acceptance Rate
|16% to 17.7%|
|University of Oxford Graduate Acceptance Rate||14.5%|
In most cases, to explain the acceptance rate we would be using the 2019 – 2020 set as an example. For the Oxford MBA program, about 329 students were admitted while they received 1,586 applications with 95% of the applicants being international students.
For Oxford University Law School, according to World Scholarship Forum, the acceptance rate is currently 8%.
The university’s graduate acceptance rate is around 14.5%. It is important to note that their program is divided into two (2):
- Graduate Research Programs.
- Graduate Taught Programs.
Oxford University’s acceptance rate generally is 17.5% on average.
University of Oxford Jobs
Students at the university may be offered to work for the school and it would most likely be a part-time job. If you aren’t a student and you are looking for a job at Oxford University, you can visit here.
The jobs are divided into five (5) major categories. They include:
These are jobs regarding academic work such as Associate Professorship in a particular field.
Research is a major part of any university. It is a major determinant in the rankings of schools by institutions such as Webometrics. Oxford University strives to pick and work with the best in the research industry. If you are qualified you will be picked and can earn anywhere from £20,000 to £30,000 per annum. It can be more and it can be lesser.
If you are interested in being an apprentice at the school, you could check if there is any role open.
The professional services are majorly divided into two (2). They are:
- Professional services (Professional Services & Management)
- Professional Services (Support & Technical)
There are jobs that might be available that are not permanent. If you qualify for these jobs, you can apply for them.
University of Oxford Notable Alumni “Oxonians”
Any alumni of the University of Oxford is known as an Oxonian. Below are some University of Oxford’s notable alumni.
BEST KNOWN FOR
|Prof. Stephen Hawking||Physicist||20th/21st Century|
|Felicity Jones||Actor||20th/21st Century|
|Hugh Grant||Actor||20th/21st Century|
|H H Asquith||British Prime Minister||19th Century|
|Sir John Gurdon||Scientist (Nobel Prize Winner)||20th/21st Century|
|David Cameron||British Prime Minister||20th/21st Century|
|William Golding||Novelist (Nobel Prize Winner)||20th/21st Century|
|Dr. Eric Williams||Chief Minister, Premier, and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago||20th/21st Century|
|Matthew Arnold||Poet||19th Century|
|Cardinal John Henry Newman||Theologian||19th Century|
|Sir Robert Peel||British Prime Minister||19th Century|
|Cecil Rhodes||One of the pioneers of colonialism||19th Century|
|Oscar Wilde||Playwright, Poet & Author||19th Century|
|Thomas de Quincey||Author||19th Century|
|Eleanor Rathbone||Politician||19th Century|
|William Morris||Artist||19th Century|
|Sir Richard Burton||Explorer||19th Century|
|James Oglethorpe||Founder of Georgia (US State)||17th/18th Century|
|William Penn||Founder of Pennsylvania (US State)||17th/18th Century|
|Indira Gandhi||Indian Prime Minister||20th/21st Century|
|Tony Blair||British Prime Minister||20th/21st Century|
|Benazir Bhutto||Prime Minister of Pakistan||20th/21st Century|
|Katy Brand||Comedian and Entertainer||20th/21st Century|
|John Locke||Philosopher||19th Century|
|Thomas Bradwardine||Archbishop of Canterbury||13th /14th Century|
|Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto||President and Prime Minister||20th/21st Century|
|Sir Walter Raleigh||Explorer||15th/16th Century|
|John Donne||Poet||15th/16th Century|
|William Tyndale||Bible Translator||15th/16th Century|
|Thomas Hobbes||Philosopher||17th/18th Century|
|John Wesley||Founder of Methodism||17th/18th Century|
|J M G (Tom) Adams||Prime Minister of Barbados||20th/21st Century|
|Boris Johnson||British Prime Minister||20th/21st Century|
|Diran Adebayo||Writer||20th/21st Century|
|Dr. Olli Rehn||EU Commissioner||20th/21st Century|
|Dr. Manmohan Singh||Indian Prime Minister||20th/21st Century|
|Pixley Seme||Founder of ANC||20th/21st Century|
|Adam Smith||Economist||17th/18th Century|
University of Oxford Net Worth
We have no official data on how much the university is worth at this time.
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