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10 most popular uni courses in 2024

08 Feb 2024

As last year's Year 12 students head to university for the first time, here are the most popular courses in 2024. Medicine and Business feature at number 1 and 2 again this year, with Commerce jumping up from 7th to 4th place compared to 2023.

Here are the top 10 most popular courses among UAC applicants in 2024.

Rank Institution Course Number of first preferences*
1 UNSW Sydney Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine
1,481
2 University of Technology Sydney Bachelor of Business 956
3Western Sydney University/Charles Sturt UniversityDoctor of Medicine (Joint Program)902
4University of SydneyBachelor of Commerce742
5University of SydneyBachelor of Arts734
6 University of Newcastle/University of New England Bachelor of Medical Science/Doctor of Medicine (Joint Medical Program) 703
7 University of Sydney Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws 690
8 UNSW Sydney Bachelor of Double Law 657
9University of Technology SydneyBachelor of Nursing608
10 University of Sydney Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine 608

*Includes all domestic undergraduate applicants who applied through UAC; excludes international students.