According to VTAC data released Jan. 19, Melbourne is the only Victorian university to make more offers this year than the previous, with 7544 first-round offers sent out to students.
The Bachelor of Science remains the largest and most popular undergraduate course in the state, with 2518 students offered a place at Melbourne for 2015.
The university’s Bachelor of Arts (1869 total offers) and Bachelor of Commerce (1150) also saw growth in offer numbers.
Provost, Professor Margaret Sheil, said the university welcomed the results. “We’re proud that we received such large numbers of quality applications for all of our courses, and as a result, more of these students were offered a place at the university in 2015.”
“We’re particularly pleased with the increase in offers for science—the university is absolutely committed to furthering research and study in the discipline, and to have so many new students involved in the course is a fantastic development,” she said.
University of Melbourne offers to students outside Victoria are also on the rise across the board, the highest jump being in Queensland (up 27%).
Almost 900 students (892, up 274) with prior tertiary results also received an offer to continue their study at the university.