An average of more than six students apply for every place

Exeter remains first-choice destination for best students

Figures released by UCAS today (Monday 30 January 2012) show that the University of Exeter remains a first-choice destination for the best students.

Applications to study at Exeter in 2012/13, the first year since the introduction of £9k tuition fees, are at the same level as last year with an average of more than six students applying for every place.

49 per cent of applicants come with at least three expected grade As at A level (or equivalent). The University has seen an increase in applications for many subjects, including Law (up 19 per cent), Biosciences (up 12 per cent) and Engineering (up six per cent).

Although UCAS’ equal consideration deadline has now passed (15 January), more applications, especially from international students, are still expected, so this figure will rise.

University of Exeter Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Janice Kay said: “The high number of applications shows just how popular Exeter is among students. Being one of the top ten universities in the UK and among the top one per cent globally gives students confidence that we will offer a first-class educational experience. Our £350 million investment in our campuses, ensuring we have the best facilities for students, makes Exeter even more attractive.”

Date: 30 January 2012