Among the applicants in 2010, University of Oxford, the proportion of entrants from state schools in the UK is 56.4%, and independent (private) schools, 43.6 %. Admission to Oxford is becoming every year more and more competitive. Preliminary figures coming in 2010 show a record level of 17,000, the number of applications for admission, up by 12% last year. Over the past 10 years the increase in the number of applications for postuplenie from candidates from public schools increased by 85%, and entrants from independent schools at 68%. Complete statistics about prospective students 2009 available on the website of the University.