STUDENTS who were presented in the main round of university offers with places to study at Newcastle needed minimum selection ranks of 61 for degrees in global Indigenous studies, arts, business, science and education right up to 96.5 for physiotherapy.
The Universities Admissions Centre has released data about the lowest selection rank – and for the first time, the lowest Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) – needed for students to have received offers in the main round on December 20 and the second biggest round on January 11.
The selection rank comprises the ATAR plus adjustments for factors such as performance in year 12 subjects, living or attending school in a certain area, and applying for consideration through Educational Access Schemes.
The selection rank adjustments are applied differently from institution to institution and from course to course. They are also course-specific.
UAC data for the main round showed the lowest selection rank needed was 61, for global Indigenous studies, arts, business, science and education, and the highest was 96.5, for physiotherapy.
The data didn’t include the Joint Medical Program.
The median selection rank of students who applied for – and were offered places – in the main round was well above the minimum selection rank needed.
Students with selection ranks of 99.95 were offered places in several of the above degrees, as well as a range of courses including biomedical science, biotechnology, commerce, construction management, creative industries, design, different kinds of engineering, surveying, combined law, combined maths, combined medical radiation science, nursing, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, psychology, social science and speech pathology.