Rise, Guelph-Humber Exceeds Targets
More than 1,100 apply for Guelph-Humber programs
Applications to the University of Guelph are up
nearly 24 per cent this year, with the number of secondary
students making Guelph their first choice increasing by
more than 15 per cent, according to figures released last
week by the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC).
The February "snapshot" of applications to universities
across Ontario includes students seeking admission to the
new University of Guelph-Humber. These figures show that
more than 1,100 students have applied to Guelph-Humber,
which will be accepting 200 students this fall into its
three initial programs in business, computing and media
System-wide, applications to Ontario universities increased
by nearly 20 per cent, OUAC figures show.
"We are very pleased that so many qualified secondary
students are interested in enrolling at Guelph," says
Prof. Maureen Man- cuso, associate vice-president (academic)
and chair of the Enrolment Co-ordinating Committee. "This
is a tribute to our outstanding programs, faculty, students
Prof. Michael Nightingale, vice-provost (academic) for
Guelph-Humber, adds that he is "delighted" with
the application numbers. "It has exceeded our expectations.
The first class at the University of Guelph-Humber will
be one of highly qualified and motivated students, which
is very fitting for this innovative and collaborative endeavour."
Guelph-Humber is offering students the unique opportunity
to earn a fully integrated university honours degree and
a college diploma in only four years of study. The university
is located in Toronto at Humber's north campus, where a
new building will open in fall 2003 and additional program
offerings will be added, including early childhood studies,
gerontology, family and community social services, and justice
studies and police foundations.
"The application numbers show that secondary students
are very interested in Guelph-Humber," says David Trick,
vice-provost (administration). "They also send a clear
message that we are on target for expanding our offerings
in 2003 and eventually enrolling 2,000 students."