Applications Up at U of G, Guelph-Humber

January 21, 2013 - News Release

More students than ever want to attend the University of Guelph.

The number of students who named U of G or the University of Guelph-Humber as their “first choice” school increased by 7.2 and 14.6 per cent respectively, according to figures released today from the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC).

That is three and six times greater than the system average of 2.4 per cent.

Total applications to U of G are up 5.7 per cent, and applications to the University of Guelph-Humber have increased 12 per cent, significantly higher than the system average of 4.6 per cent.

OUAC’s annual January snapshot of applications is intended to help universities with their enrolment planning. Data released Monday shows how many students applied to Ontario universities from within 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 25,594 applications were made to U of G, with Guelph-Humber receiving 5,181 applications.

"We are delighted that Guelph continues to be the university of choice among qualified and motivated students," said president Alastair Summerlee.

"As always, it's a testament to the strength of our reputation, the diversity of our programs, caring residential environment, and quality of our faculty, staff and alumni."

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

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

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