Notre Dame Experiences Growth in Applications for 2007

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Spring 20-10-2006

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle

Publication Place



Dr Peter Tannock, Vice Chancellor of the private Catholic University of Notre Dame Australia, has reported that the University recorded a substantial increase in applications for admission in 2007.

Against quite strong downward pressure in the domestic market, as far as applications for admission are concerned, the University has seen a steady increase over the past few years. The 2006 enrolment was the highest ever. The 2006-2007 round of applications looks very promising. At the closing date for Main Round applications there was an 18% increase at the Fremantle Campus, 8.4% at Broome and, for the fledgling campus in Sydney heading into its second year of operation, an increase of 82%.

The marked increase at the Sydney Campus is due to a number of factors, including the introduction of new courses in Behavioural Science, Communications, Early Childhood Education and Graduate Law and the completion of the campus buildings, enabling prospective student events to be held on campus. The current student population has also taken an active role in spreading the message of Notre Dame throughout NSW with many applicants commenting that they were interested in the University because friends or family were studying there.

Dr Tannock said he was very pleased with the improvement in both the quality and quantity of student demand for places.

Since admitting its first students at the Fremantle Campus in 1992, Notre Dame, Australia’s first Catholic University, has opened campuses in Broome (1994) and Sydney (2006). The University now has a student population of nearly 6000 students nation-wide.

Late applications for the Broome, Fremantle and Sydney Campuses are still being accepted for Semester 1, 2007 commencement. There are no fees to apply and more information can be found at: www.nd.edu.au.

Media contact:

Broome Campus: Mike Doyle 08 9192 0668
Fremantle Campus: Michelle Ebbs 08 9433 0610, 0408 959 138
Sydney Campus: Damian Gleeson 02 8204 4410