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ATARs released today

15 Dec 2017

NSW HSC students will today find out their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) – the rank NSW and ACT universities use to select school leavers for their courses.

Students can view their ATAR from 9am on the My UAC mobile app (available for free in iOS and Android) or on UAC’s website. They’ll need their Year 12 student number (or UAC application number) and UAC PIN to log in. Students will be able to download their ATAR Advice Notice from 10am today.

Statistics for this year’s ATAR include:

  • 57,061 students were eligible for an ATAR. This is 1,105 more than in 2016.
  • 46 students received the top ATAR of 99.95. Of these students, 22 were female and 24 were male; they came from a mix of government and non-government schools and studied a wide range of courses. The most popular subjects studied by these students were English Advanced, Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2 and Chemistry.
  • 16.4 per cent of students received an ATAR of 90.00 or above, 32.7 per cent received an ATAR of at least 80.00 and 48.5 per cent at least 70.00.
  • The median ATAR was 69.00 this year, slightly higher than in 2016. To achieve a middle ATAR, students generally need to be in the middle of their courses and receive HSC marks between 70 and 80. However, because of the large percentage of students with marks between 70 and 80, the ATARs of students with HSC marks around 80 will often be very different from the ATARs of students with HSC marks around 70.
  • The median ATAR for females was 70.15 whereas the median ATAR for males was 67.65.

Students with questions about their ATAR can call UAC’s ATAR Enquiry Centre on 1300 MY ATAR (1300 692 827),
(02) 9119 5012 from mobiles, or +61 2 9119 5012 from overseas, on the following days:

  • Friday 15 December, 8.30am–6.30pm
  • Monday 18 December, 8.30am–6.30pm
  • Tuesday 19 December, 8.30am–4.30pm
  • Wednesday 20 December, 8.30am–4.30pm
  • Thursday 21 December, 8.30am–4.30pm

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For further information (media only) email or contact:
Raquel Tracy, Communications Officer, UAC on 9752 0775
Kim Paino, General Manager, Marketing and Engagement, UAC on (02) 9752 0760 or 0409 155 112.