Teach First survey of undergraduates
Poll of 1,002 undergraduate students in the UK regarding their process of university application.
  • One fifth of undergraduate students (21%) report they have always known they would definitely apply to university.
  • Undergraduate students of social grade A (48%) or B (45%) are more likely to report they decided to apply before their GCSEs than students of social grade C1 (34%) or C2/DE (30%).
  • Four in five undergraduate students (81%) report that their family and friends expected them to apply for university; one in five (19%) report it was a surprise to their family and friends that they applied.
  • Reputation of the university is the factor undergraduates are most likely to say influenced the choice of universities they applied for; 71% report this influenced them.
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Date Published
15th August 2016
Client
Teach First
Methodology
ComRes interviewed 1,002 undergraduate students attending university in the UK between 10 and 16 May 2016. Data were weighted by age, gender, and university group.

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