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ATARs released today

14 Dec 2018

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.

ATAR facts

  • 56,127 students were eligible for an ATAR. This is 934 fewer than in 2017.
  • 46 students received the top ATAR of 99.95. Of these students, 19 were female and 27 were male; they came from a mix of government and non-government schools and studied a wide range of courses.
  • 16.7 per cent of students received an ATAR of 90.00 or above, 33.3 per cent received an ATAR of at least 80.00 and 49.5 per cent at least 70.00.
  • The median ATAR was 69.65 this year, slightly higher than in 2017. 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 71.10 whereas the median ATAR for males was 67.80.
  • While boys are performing as expected at the top and the bottom, they are underperforming in the middle where most students sit.

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.

Change of preferences for December Round 2 close at midnight this Sunday 16 December so UAC’s customer service centre will also be open over the weekend. Call 1300 ASK UAC (1300 275 822), (02) 9752 0200 from mobiles, or +61 2 9752 0200 from overseas.

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

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