Numbers Applying

Each year Trinity admits approximately 200 undergraduates; the total undergraduate population at any time is roughly 660. The number of applications we receive is usually around 1,000, so the ratio of applications to places is about five to one, much the same as for Cambridge as a whole. The ratio tends to be higher in Architecture, Economics and Medical Sciences. In most years entry is divided about 45% to 55% between Arts and Sciences but there are no fixed quotas for individual subjects except for Medical Sciences. The numbers admitted in different subjects therefore fluctuate from year to year, but in most years we expect the numbers to fall into the bands listed below

Arts/SciencesCourseNumber Admitted
ArtsAnglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic 2 or 3
ArtsArchitecture1 or 2
ArtsAsian & Middle Eastern Studiesfrom 3 to 5
ArtsClassicsfrom 4 to 8
ArtsEconomicsfrom 12 to 14
ArtsEnglishfrom 8 to 12
ArtsGeographyfrom 2 to 4
ArtsHistoryfrom 8 to 12
ArtsHuman, Social and Political Sciencefrom 7 to 10
ArtsLand Economy1 or 2
ArtsLawfrom 10 to 12
ArtsLinguistics1 or 2
ArtsModern & Medieval Languagesfrom 8 to 12
ArtsMusic4 or 5
ArtsPhilosophy2 or 3
ArtsTheology2 or 3
ScienceComputer Sciencefrom 6 to 8
ScienceEngineeringfrom 20 to 24
ScienceMathematicsfrom 38 to 42
ScienceNatural Sciencesfrom 30 to 34
**This is Trinity’s quota number for the current year.