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ATARs released today

14 Dec 2023

2023 NSW HSC students will find out their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) today.

Students can view their ATAR from 9am. They’ll receive an email with a quick link to the ATAR login. If they’re a UAC applicant they’ll also receive the link via SMS, or they can also access their ATAR directly on UAC’s website. They'll need their NESA student number and UAC PIN to log in.

Students will also be able to access and store their ATAR in the free digital wallet, CredFolio.

Facts about the 2023 ATAR

  • 55,523 students were eligible for an ATAR. This is 1,215 more than in 2022.
  • 49 students received the top ATAR of 99.95. Of these students, 12 were female and 37 were male; they came from a mix of government and non-government schools and studied a wide range of courses. The list of courses studied by candidates awarded an ATAR of 99.95 contained 37 different courses out of the 116 courses offered.
  • 17.5 per cent of students received an ATAR of 90.00 or above, 35 per cent received an ATAR of at least 80.00 and 51.8 per cent received an ATAR of at least 70.00.
  • The median ATAR this year was 71.05, slightly lower than in 2022. 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 71.90, whereas the median ATAR for males was 70.00.

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

Kim Paino, Chief Strategy and Engagement Officer said, ‘Congratulations to all students receiving their HSC results and ATARs today – this is an important milestone marking the end of your high school years. All the best as you plan for the future, and for those seeking university study next year know that, no matter what your ATAR, there are so many options available to you and if you need assistance UAC is here to help.’

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

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