Commencing undergraduate student admission profile

The 2019 commencing undergraduate student admission profile summarises the academic backgrounds of admitted students to the University of Newcastle in 2019.

Applicant Background 2019 Full Year intake profiles
Number of Enrols Percentage of all Enrols
(A) Past Higher Education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
2429 29%
(B) Past Vocational education and training (VET) study 640 8%
(C) Recent secondary education:   
* Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
(regardless of whether this includes the impact of
adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
1456 17%
* Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
60 1%
* Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
1153 14%
(D) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above)
1942 23%
International 786 9%
All Enrolments8466100%

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