La Trobe makes 8,000 offers to students

La Trobe University has made 8,011 offers to students throughout the State, via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) early round and main round for 2016.

'Our offers highlight the success of our innovative range of admissions programs such as Aspire and Hallmark, as well as our deep commitment to the students and communities of regional Victoria,' said Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Dewar.

La Trobe remains the largest University in regional Victoria with a total of 1,595 main round offers at its regional campuses, representing 46% of all Victorian regional university main round offers.

The University's Aspire Early Admissions Program – now in its second year – recognises and rewards community engagement and leadership. The program has again been well received by secondary schools across Australia with 587 students receiving an offer under the program, an increase of 23.6% on last year.

La Trobe's highest ATAR course is Dentistry, where the University has made 66 total offers against a clearly in ATAR of 99.4.

The University's successful Hallmark Program – a research intensive initiative for high achieving students – attracted top ATARs: Media and Communications (Journalism), 98.65; Psychology (Honours), 98.45; Arts/Science, 97.85; Event Management, 96.45; and Biomedical Science, 96.10.

The courses with the largest total number of main round offers were Arts, 495; Health Sciences, 312; Business, 250 (up 20% from last year); Pre-Registration Nursing, 244; and Exercise Science, 199.

These were followed by Science, 196; Media and Communications, 177; Psychological Sciences, 163; and Animal and Veterinary Biosciences, 142.

Courses that have seen the largest increases in offers compared with last year's main round were Graduate Entry Nursing at Melbourne (up 134% from 2015), Outdoor Education in Bendigo (up 69.7%), Exercise Science in Melbourne (up 68.6%) and Physical Education in Bendigo (up 63.9 %).

Our double-degrees continue to attract high-achieving students, with Commerce/Law and Law/International Relations ATARS both at 90.

The University's top four new courses for 2016 were Criminology, Law/Media Communications, Law/Criminology in Melbourne and Engineering (Honours) in Bendigo and Melbourne.