Applications Up at U of G, Guelph-Humber

January 18, 2010 - News Release

Total applications to the University of Guelph are up 6.2 per cent - nearly three times the system average - and applications to the University of Guelph-Humber have increased four per cent, according to figures released today from the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC).

In addition, the number of students who named the University of Guelph or the University of Guelph-Humber as their “first choice” jumped by 8.6 and 9.9 per cent respectively. That is significantly higher than the system average increase of 2.7 per cent.

OUAC’s annual January snapshot of applications is intended to help universities with their enrolment planning. It includes data showing how many students applied to Ontario universities from both within and outside of the secondary school system; the number of applications those students generated; and which schools were their first, second, third or lower choices.

These figures show that a total of 23,369 applications were made to U of G, with Guelph-Humber receiving 4,196 applications.

“The increase in our application numbers shows that our efforts to get the word out about Guelph are paying off,” said Maureen Mancuso, provost and vice-president (academic). “Outstanding students are choosing U of G because of its reputation for outstanding faculty and programs and a caring residential environment."

Mancuso added that based on past trends, U of G is on target to meet its enrolment targets.

OUAC also released details about the number of applications from non-secondary students, which includes mature, transfer, out-of-province and former high school students. System-wide, applications from this group have increased .5 per cent thus far. At U of G’s main campus, applications from this cohort are up 2.5 per cent.

The Council of Ontario Universities has issued a news release about the systemwide application numbers.

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