Posted October 12, 2018 07:53:58The University of Sydney, the University at the Gold Coast, the Melbourne University and the University in Melbourne have all admitted more applicants this academic year than in the previous year.
University of Sydney admitted 18,933 applications for this academic term, up from 18,890 applications the previous academic year.
The university said that compared with the previous financial year, applications increased by almost 8 per cent to 3,621, the largest increase for any academic year since records began in 2019.
The number of applicants to the University’s undergraduate and postgraduate programs has also increased, from 4,822 to 4,953.
The figures come as the Australian Bureau of Statistics releases its latest admissions figures for the first time.
The ABS will release data for 2019-20 on Wednesday.
Professor Mark Smith from the University said the University was now a “great place to study” and welcomed the higher number of applications.
“It means that we’re actually seeing an increase in the number of people who are applying to go into the university, and it’s not a surprise that they want to study,” he said.
“I think the universities in Australia are doing a fantastic job, so I’m sure that in the next few years we’ll see more of this in Australia as well.”‘
I think they’ll be happy to get a number’The University said it had seen an “increase in the amount of people applying to the university” in the past year, although it would not give a figure for the number who applied.
Professor Smith said he hoped that students would be more willing to accept an offer of admission, given that they were already “under a bit of pressure”.
“There’s obviously a lot of pressure on people,” he explained.
“A lot of people are looking to get into universities to study, but the pressure to go in to a university, particularly at the moment, is still high.”
Professor Smith also said he was surprised at the university’s acceptance of so many applications from Indigenous and racial minorities.
“The Indigenous and the racial minorities are definitely a big target,” he noted.
“When you see the figures like this, I think they’re going to be happy about that.”
If you have a university that is going to accept applications from a diverse student population, I’m pretty sure you’re going the right direction.
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