University offers: surge in demand for places
Tuesday, 16 January 2007
As university offers go out around the State tonight, the University of Adelaide has confirmed it remains the university of choice for school leavers in South Australia, with an increase in demand for places for 2007.
From 6pm today, the University is making 4500 first-round offers to potential students who have applied to study at Adelaide this year.
Around 3300 new students are expected to take up an offer of study once all the offers are finalised by the end of February.
The University of Adelaide has recorded a 9.9% increase in the number of first preference applications from school leavers - that is, students who studied Year 12 in 2006 - compared with the same period last year.
Among those programs at Adelaide experiencing large increases in first preference applications are:
- Bachelor of Agriculture: 67.9% increase in the number of first preference applications from school leavers when compared with the same time last year;
- Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace): 40.9% increase in the number of first preference applications from school leavers;
- Bachelor of Laws: 29.0% increase in the number of first preference applications from school leavers;
- Bachelor of Commerce: 27.3% increase in the number of first preference applications from school leavers.
There has also been strong interest in two new degree programs being offered for the first time at the University of Adelaide this year:
"The increase in first preference applications continues a trend of year-on-year growth in applications for the University of Adelaide and confirms our status as the university of choice for South Australia's top students," says the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic), Professor Fred McDougall.
"This highlights our reputation as one of Australia's best universities. Our University offers a quality, well-rounded educational experience that enables our graduates to excel in their chosen fields, and this is borne out by the continued interest in our degree programs," he says.
Students who want to accept an offer from the University of Adelaide should accept online at the SATAC website.