Statistics

Domestic undergraduate applications and offers at semester 1 closing 2018

22 Feb 2018

The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) processes domestic undergraduate applications for 27 institutions, mainly in NSW and the ACT. Applications for semester 1 study in 2017 opened on Monday 2 August 2017 and closed at midnight on Monday 5 February 2018.

UAC received 75,472 domestic applications for undergraduate study up to 5 February 2018.

A total of 101,309 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 six years – applications by applicant type up until the semester 1 deadline.

Graph showing applications by applicant type 2011-2012 to 2017-2018 as at the February 2018 deadline

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

Graph showing total number of offers at end of February rounds 2011-2012 to 2017-2018

AGE ANALYSIS

Almost all Year 12 applicants were 19 years old and under (99.5%). Nearly three-quarters (73.5%) of non-Year 12 applicants were 24 years old and under.

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

Graph showing breakdown of non-year 12 applicants by age group 2017-2018

FIRST PREFERENCE ANALYSIS

Domestic undergraduate applicants can choose up to five course preferences (previously nine). 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

For females, Health, followed by Society and Culture were the fields of study with most first preferences. For males, most first preferences were in Management and Commerce, Society and Culture and Health. In general, 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, Architecture and Building, and Information Technology.

Graph showing field of study of first-preferenced course by gender 2017-2018

* Application and offer data don't match because even though applicants can only receive one offer in each offer round, they can receive an offer in more than one round. Read more at Offers FAQ.