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Durham University

Colleges & wider student experience

College allocation statistics

The below statistics are available to provide applicants with information relating to college preferences and the likelihood of being allocated to a particular college.

The figures used in the statistics tables were downloaded on 08 October 2018.

The number of applicants who were made a conditional or unconditional offer for 2018 entry.

The number of offers made to individual colleges. (Note: 229 applicants withdrew or declined the offer before being allocated to a college).

The number of applicants who had a preference for a college and were allocated to that preference.

This is the number who GOT PREFERENCE divided by the number of ORIGINAL PREFERENCES shown as a percentage. This shows the likelihood of an applicant being allocated to a particular college.

Please note:
A number of applicants have a change of college after allocation. The majority of these changes of college are undertaken during the August confirmation period. This is where the University is required to reallocate to other colleges a number of applicants who did not meet the conditions of their offer or had accepted their offer from Durham as insurance. These applicants will have actually received an offer from their preference college, but in the second table will show in a different college. There are also a smaller number of applicants who are reallocated due to medical conditions or other healthcare needs.

The second table shows the figures for those applicants who accepted Durham as ‘Firm’ and then met or exceeded the conditions of their offer. We guarantee the allocated college to these applicants. Some of these applicants eventually decline their offer or defer to a later year.

Contact Details

Accommodation and Allocations Office

Durham University
Mountjoy Centre
Hawthorn First Floor
Stockton Road