Oxford University is religiously known for being one of the most prestigious and highly ranked universities in the world, but is it really as hard to get into as people say it is?

Being an Oxford student is a very challenging task that will take buckets full of determination and perseverance, but you will be rewarded with the ability to create the life you desire. Many extremely successful people have attended Oxford University, such as: Tony Abbott (former prime minister of Australia), Hugh Grant (actor), and Tony Blair (former British prime minister). There is a long list of famous and eminent graduates, but that was only a couple.

Getting the high grades necessary won't be your only worry, as Oxford University has a pretty low acceptance rate. Their exceedingly competitive rate of acceptance is around 13.75% (as of 2022), compared to other highly rated UK universities such as the University of Cambridge with an acceptance rate of 21% and the University of Edinburgh with an acceptance rate of 33%. Given these statistics, you can start to see why many people struggle or don't even attempt getting into Oxford University.

It is very true that you have to have sustained pretty perfect grades throughout your educational journey; however, having strong passions and extracurricular talents is apparently always very attractive. These "perfect" grades must include an overall grade of 85% (A) or a GPA of 3.7 out of 4.0, as well as the average applicant having about eight 8/9 GCSEs.

In my opinion, if you want to go to a big university like Oxford University, as long as you have and continue to work very hard, you have a chance of getting in and achieving your dreams.