Media releases

ATARs released today

15 Dec 2022

2022 NSW HSC students will find out their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) today.

Students can view their ATAR from 9am on UAC’s website. They’ll need their Year 12 student number and UAC PIN to log in.

ATAR facts

  • 54,308 students were eligible for an ATAR. This is 533 fewer than in 2021.
  • 48 students received the top ATAR of 99.95. Of these students, 19 were female and 29 were male; they came from a mix of government and non-government schools and studied a wide range of courses.
  • 17.7 per cent of students received an ATAR of 90.00 or above, 35.2 per cent received an ATAR of at least 80.00 and 52.1 per cent received an ATAR of at least 70.00.
  • The median ATAR was 71.25 this year, slightly higher than in 2021. 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 72.45, whereas the median ATAR for males was 69.85.

Students with questions about their ATAR can call UAC’s ATAR Enquiry Centre on (02) 9119 5012 on the following days:

  • Thursday 15 December, 8.30am to 6.30pm
  • Friday 16 December, 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Monday 19 December, 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Tuesday 20 December 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Kim Paino, General Manager of Marketing and Engagement, has a video message for Year 12 students. ‘A huge congratulations, it’s a fantastic achievement to get through Year 12. For those wanting to go to university, reach out if we can help you in any way.’

Information for what students should do next is in the associated media releases: ATARs released – lock in your preferences and ATARs released – what next?

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For further information (media only) email or contact:
Diane Jardine, Communications Coordinator, UAC on 0436 459 603, or
Kim Paino, General Manager, Marketing and Engagement, UAC on 0409 155 112.