The University of Sydney is committed to Admissions Transparency. This page displays the 2021 selection ranks, by course, of our students who were offered a place based on their ATAR (or ATAR plus adjustment factors or additional admissions criteria, where applicable). Below, you can see the lowest, median and highest ranks.
The data includes applicants admitted through admission pathways and entry schemes who received a selection rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) that was higher than their raw ATAR, resulting in their eligibility for the offer.
If an applicant was eligible for multiple entry schemes, the one that provided the best rank for the applicant is used.
The data on this page also includes overseas secondary qualifications considered equivalent to an Australian Year 12, such as the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the GCE Advanced Levels. Students completing qualification such as the IB or GCE A-levels will have their overall score converted into a UAC rank by UAC. This rank is comparable to the ATAR.
The overall cohort of students who received an offer from the University in 2021.
|ATAR (excluding adjustment factors)|
|Lowest rank to receive an offer||54.45
|Median rank to receive an offer
|Highest rank to receive an offer||99.95
|Selection rank (ATAR + adjustment factors)|
|Lowest rank to receive an offer||62.75
|Median rank to receive an offer||97
|Highest rank to receive an offer||99.95|
International students and students entering through the Gadigal Program or Creative Arts Special Admission Scheme (CASAS) are not included in the offer statistics.
Students entering through the Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme and the portfolio admission pathway may have received an offer based on ATARs below the entry rank for the course.
Students who commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available, including those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
|2021 Semester 1 intake||Number of students||Percentage of all students|
|(A) Past higher education study||1565
|(B) Past vocational education and training (VET) study||37||0.39|
|(C) Work and life experience (admitted based on previous achievements not in the other categories) or completed secondary education over two years ago and have not undertaken VET or higher education studies||565||6|
|(D) Recent secondary education|
|ATAR (Admitted solely based on ATAR regardless of adjustment factors)||4669
|ATAR and additional criteria (Admitted when both ATAR and additional criteria were considered, e.g. portfolio, audition, early conditional offer on minimum ATAR)||356
|Additional criteria only (Admitted based on other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor, e.g. special consideration, audition only)||<5||0|
Students entering through the Gadigal Program are not included in the student profile.
|Median rank to receive an offer for all students||The median ATAR or selection rank of applicants falling into that category|
|Lowest and highest rank to receive an offer||The lowest and highest ATAR or selection rank of applicants falling into that category|
|<5||<5 may appear if there were a low number of enrolments in this course, in which case the data has been withheld to avoid individually identifying any students|
|N/A||N/A may appear if there were a low number of enrolments in this course, in which case the data has been withheld to avoid individually identifying any students|
|% of our admitted students based on ATAR alone||The percentage of the overall enrolled cohort that had an ATAR equal to or above the published main round ATAR|
|Old term||Now called|
|Guaranteed ATAR||Guaranteed selection rank|
|Maximum ATAR||Highest ATAR to receive an offer|
|Minimum ATAR||Lowest ATAR to receive an offer|
|Maximum selection rank||Highest rank to receive an offer|
|Minimum selection rank||Lowest rank to receive an offer|
Effective 1 June 2018