Notre Dame Sydney Campus School Leaver offers 84% up on last year

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Media Release

Publication Date

Summer 19-12-2007

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney

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The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Sydney Campus will make over 800 domestic student undergraduate Main Round offers for Semester One, 2008, with offers being posted tomorrow. This is an increase of 84% above last year’s school leaver offer numbers. All of the undergraduate courses in the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Law and Nursing received increases in applications this year*.

More than 700 new undergraduates are expected to commence at the Campuses at Broadway and Darlinghurst in February next year, bringing total student numbers to over 1,700.

Thirteen part scholarships, valued at up to $10000, will be offered to high performing applicants early in January. Most students in teaching and medicine, and all student nurses are able to access Commonwealth Supported (HECS) places, with other students paying annual fees of between $5000 and $10000 ($28000 per year for fee-paying medical students).

Notre Dame’s unique admissions process involves an assessment of academic performance (including final HSC results), personal qualities such as leadership and motivation, as well as professional suitability, as evidenced by specific subject results and/or work experience. All applicants apply directly to Notre Dame (not through UAC) and are interviewed by academic staff before being offered a place. As a result, Notre Dame has a very low attrition rate.

Manager of the Student Centre (including the Admissions Office), Miss Susanna Wills-Johnson, was pleased with the increase. “We have not only seen an increase in the quantity of applicants, but in the overall academic quality and levels of achievement of the applicants. We are looking forward to welcoming a very well-rounded group of students to the Campus next year,” she said.

Undergraduate applicants offered places in the Main Round today will have until 25 January to accept their place.

* The applications for places in the School of Medicine Sydney, which offers a graduate-entry medicine degree for the first time in 2008, are not included in these figures. Separate data are available upon request.

19 December 2007
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