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Admissions Targets Achieved In Record Time

09/12/2008 11:29:34

Lancaster is increasingly popular
Lancaster is increasingly popular

Undergraduate admissions targets at Lancaster University were achieved in record time this year. The scramble for places meant vacancies at Clearing were filled in just over seven hours.

Highly popular courses such as English and Psychology, as well as all courses in the Lancaster University Management School, were full prior to Clearing. The University also ran a successful scheme to offer alternative courses when applicants fell marginally short of the requirements of their original choice.

The University has now exceeded its total target by around 130 UK and EU students. The growing popularity of Lancaster University has also led to a rise in the quality of applicants, demonstrated by a rise, on average, of 5 UCAS points.

The increased competition for places is reflected in Lancaster’s rise up the university rankings. League tables published by the Guardian newspaper in May 2008 ranked Lancaster 12th nationally and top in the North West. The Independent’s Good University Guide in April 2008 placed Lancaster in the top ten of universities, in the same group as Oxford and Cambridge. Both newspapers rated Lancaster University top in the North West as did the Times Good University Guide.

Other benchmarks of Lancaster’s rising world and UK rankings include: