La Trobe University Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar said there had been strong interest in the University’s courses in the context of sector-wide decline in student applicants.
“Congratulations to our 2017 new-student cohort. You are about to begin study at a University with a dedicated focus on graduate employability, preparing you for a great career in the occupation of your choice, be that dentistry, physiotherapy, law, business, teaching, science or the arts,” Professor Dewar said.
“This year we’ve increased our VTAC offers in recently introduced courses like Criminology and we continue to see strong interest from students applying to us directly, including mature age, postgraduate and international students.”
La Trobe has cemented its position as regional Victoria’s largest University, making 1,640 offers at its regional campuses, which represents 44% of all Victorian regional university offers made to date.
The University’s Aspire Early Admissions Program – now in its third year – recognises and rewards community engagement and leadership. For the first time this year, the program was open to mature age students, in addition to secondary schools across Australia. La Trobe has made over 660 course offers to our Aspire applicants, an increase of 13% on last year.
La Trobe’s highest ATAR is in Dentistry, where the University has made 121 total offers against a clearly-in ATAR of 97.40.
The courses with the largest total number of offers made up to the main round were Pre-Registration Nursing, 631; Arts, 560; Health Sciences, 363; Business, 256 ; Exercise Science, 244; and Psychological Science, 206.
These were followed by Social Work, 201; Physiotherapy, 195; Science, 194; and Biomedical Sciences, 189.
Courses that have seen the largest increases in offers compared with last year's main round were Criminology (up 391% from 2016), Science Double Degree Program (up 181%), Engineering (up 87%) and Biomedical Sciences (up 85%).
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