State school intake at the University of Cambridge increased to a record 68.7 percent of total acceptances, up from 65.2 percent in 2018-2019, the university’s newspaper Varsity reported.
The University’s latest admissions statistics, published on Thursday refer to applications made for undergraduate courses starting in October 2019 or deferred entry for October 2020.
The 3.5 percent increase is the largest year-on-year jump in state school intake since 2012.
The figures suggest the university is well on its way to meeting a target of 69.1 percent state school acceptances by 2024/2025, the publication said.
Considering 93 percent of pupils in England are taught in state schools, a figure of 68.7 percent means that state school students are still vastly under-represented in the University, it added.