Statistics

Domestic undergraduate applications and offers at semester 1 closing 2017

28 Feb 2017

The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) processes domestic undergraduate applications for 33 institutions, mainly in NSW and the ACT. Applications for semester 1 study in 2017 opened on 3 August 2016 and closed at midnight on 10 February 2017.

UAC received 81,772 domestic applications for undergraduate study up to 10 February 2017.

A total of 89,373 offers were made to these applicants.

APPLICATIONS AND OFFERS BY APPLICANT TYPE

Applicants are divided into four types: NSW Year 12s, ACT Year 12s, interstate and International Baccalaureate Year 12s, and non-Year 12s.

The following chart shows – for the last five years – applications by applicant type up until the semester 1 deadline.

Graph showing applications by applicant type 2011-2012 to 2016-2017 as at the semester 1 deadline 2017

The following chart shows – for the last five years – total offers by applicant type up until the release of final semester 1 offers.

AGE ANALYSIS

Almost all Year 12 applicants were 19 years old and under (99.5%). Over two-thirds of non-Year 12 applicants were 24 years old and under.

The breakdown by age group for non-Year 12 applicants is shown in the following chart.

Graph showing breakdown of non-year 12 applicants by age group 2016-2017

The breakdown by age group for offers to non-Year 12 applicants is shown in the following chart.

Graph showing breakdown of offers to non-year 12 applicants by age group 2016-2017

FIRST PREFERENCE ANALYSIS

Domestic undergraduate applicants can choose up to nine course preferences. Their first preference is the course they would most like to study.

Fields of study are categorised by the Australian Government. Each category is defined on the Department of Education and Training's HEIMS (Higher Education Information Management Systems) website.

APPLICANTS' FIRST PREFERENCES BY FIELD OF STUDY

A series of graphs showing breakdown of applicants' first preference by field of study in NSW, ACT, Interstate and IB, and non-Year 12

OFFERS MADE TO APPLICANTS BY FIELD OF STUDY

A series of graphs showing breakdown of offers made to applicants' by field of study in NSW, ACT, Interstate and IB, and non-Year 12

FIRST PREFERENCES AND OFFERS BY FIELD OF STUDY AND GENDER

While both females and males had most first preference courses in Health, the spread of first preference courses across fields of study was more even for males than for females.

Compared with males, a smaller proportion of females had first preference courses in Engineering and Related Technologies, Management and Commerce, and Information Technology.

Graph showing field of study of first-preferenced course by gender 2016-2017
Graph showing field of study of offer by gender 2016-2017