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Acceptance Rates Remain Down on Last Year

Posted by Richard Ward in ,

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UCAS has reported that 461,860 people have been placed in full-time UK higher education, a decline of 1% compared to the same point last year.

Since A-level results day a further 45,550 people have had their university and college places confirmed. This includes 33,750 people accepted through Clearing, which represents an increase of 1% on the same time last year.

The total Clearing figure includes 28,270 people placed after applying through the main UCAS scheme, as well as 5,480 who applied directly through Clearing after the June 30 deadline. A further 8,440 people have applied directly to Clearing but are yet to be placed in higher education.

There are an additional 124,190 people who applied through the main UCAS scheme and are free to be placed in Clearing, a decline of 13% on last year. However, this figure will decrease as applicants are placed. This total includes those who weren't able to meet their offer conditions, whilst others will have received no offers earlier in the year, and some may have chosen not to accept any offers.