Demand strong for places to study at ANU in 2017

19 January 2017

Demand for places to study at ANU in 2017 remains strong with offers to 3,750 new domestic undergraduate students so far following the latest Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) Main Round offers.

The University made offers to 1,111 new domestic undergraduate students in the main round, following offers to 2,639 new students in the early rounds.

The ANU figures are steady with the number of offers in 2016 despite a fall in the overall number of UAC offers.

"ANU continues to attract high quality students from around Australia to come to Canberra, while offering the best and brightest Canberra students a great education at their doorstep," said Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington.

"We are proud of the unique education we offer, where students learn from the people who write the textbooks and do the research that shapes our world.

"We're looking forward to welcoming new students to the ANU community when the academic year starts in February."

Applications from outside of the ACT were up 2.2 per cent in 2017, to 2,568 and have grown 26 per cent since 2015.

Demand has been particularly strong for the Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics, up 150 per cent on 2016, as well as the Bachelor of International Security Studies and the Bachelor of International Relations.

The ANU flexible double degrees also remain popular, with the Flexible Double Degree in Arts, Social Sciences, Business and Science up 24 per cent compared to last year with 1,003 offers so far.

To date 810 Canberra school leavers have been offered places at ANU for 2017.

Applicants have until midnight Wednesday 25 January to change preferences or apply to study at ANU.

ANU will offer additional places in the next UAC round on Wednesday 1 February.