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Student and ATAR admission profiles

Admissions information
Listed below are the selections ranks, by course, for our domestic students admitted in 2021, including the lowest and highest ranks of students who were admitted based on their ATAR, or ATAR plus adjustment factors.

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.

ATARs for 2021 admission

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
93.3
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.

Applicant background
2021 Semester 1 intake Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Past higher education study 1565
16.6
(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
49.54
ATAR and additional criteria (Admitted when both ATAR and additional criteria were considered, e.g. portfolio, audition, early conditional offer on minimum ATAR) 356
3.78
Additional criteria only (Admitted based on other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor, e.g. special consideration, audition only) <5 0
International students 2232
23.68
All students 9424
 

Students entering through the Gadigal Program are not included in the student profile.

Label Definition
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

 
 
 

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