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Applications to Sussex hold up well
Applications to study at Sussex are holding up well compared to other universities, the latest figures show.
Sussex has seen a fall of 6.3% in undergraduate applications this year compared to 2011, according to data from UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
This is better than the national average decline of 8.9% and represents a particularly strong performance when compared to other institutions in the south-east region.
The slight drop for 2012 follows substantial increases in applications in recent years and the current application numbers (18,543) are actually up 13% against two years ago (when 16,430 applications were received) and 44% compared to 2009 (12,874).
Sussex will fill all of its 2,800 available places for UK and EU students (the number of which is controlled by the government): the University currently receives more than six applications for every place on offer.
Professor Clare Mackie, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), said: “We believe that the excellent courses and facilities offered by Sussex, the calibre of our research staff and attractiveness of our location continue to appeal to students looking for the best experience available and that our application figures continue to reflect this situation.”
Sussex is also seeing strong growth in undergraduate applications from prospective international students. The 41% increase in applications for 2012 follows a 51% increase in 2011, and current applications from overseas students are now more than double the figures in 2010 (rising from just over 1,100 to almost 2,400).
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