Posted 19 July 2010
Applications to Harper Adams are still soaring, as proven by figures released by UCAS, the Universities & Colleges Admissions Service.
The University College has received a 37.1% increase in applications compared with the same point last year- the third highest increase of any publicly funded Higher Education Institution (HEI) in England.
Additionally, applications to study Agriculture have increased by 31% and 29% for Honours and Foundation Degree programmes, respectively.
Academic Registrar, Dr Noel Morrison, said: “The data released by UCAS continues to show that Harper Adams is increasing in popularity for undergraduate study.
“Although it is an extremely challenging time for students hoping to study at university, our reputation for delivering a quality student experience means that securing a place at Harper Adams is becoming extremely competitive.”
“While we now only have places available on our Extended Foundation Degree Programme for entry in 2010, students should be planning ahead for if they wish to apply for any of our courses for 2011 to ensure that they don’t miss out.”
Nationally, more than 660,000 people from Britain and abroad applied to study for an undergraduate course by the end of last month.
Mary Curnock Cook, UCAS Chief Executive believes that students are applying earlier for a reason. She said: “Applications are up across the board - young people clearly see higher education as a good option for continued learning and career progression, international applicants are attracted by our world-class higher education provision, and we're also seeing more mature students apply."
"I'm glad that increases are looking more manageable than earlier in the cycle, but this year's applications landscape is clearly more competitive than ever. For those that don't meet the conditions of their offer this year, there are other options available.”