Oxford is home to the oldest and most respected University in the English speaking world. Many of the colleges are open to visit most days allowing visitors to bask in the beautiful surroundings which inspired some of the most famous minds the world has ever known.
There are over 23,000 students at Oxford and the University receives approximately five applications for each available undergraduate place with the latest figures showing that, of places offered to British students attending schools or colleges in the UK, 59.2% of undergraduate places went to students from the state sector.
According to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the official UK-wide assessment of all university research, Oxford has the largest volume of world-leading research in the country.
The University, including the colleges and Oxford University Press, is the largest employer in Oxfordshire, supporting around 17,000 jobs and injecting more than £750 million annually into the regional economy.