Commencing undergraduate student admission profile

The 2021 commencing undergraduate student admission profile summarises the academic backgrounds of admitted students to the University of Newcastle in 2021.

Applicant Background 2021 Full Year intake profiles
Number of Enrols Percentage of all Enrols
(A) Past Higher Education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
2820 38%
(B) Past Vocational education and training (VET) study 507 7%
(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)
1308 18%
* Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
21 0%
* 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)
1554 21%
(D) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above)
875 12%
International 386 5%
All Enrolments7471100%

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