Charles Sturt University (CSU) has caught the attention of prospective university students in NSW, according to early figures released this week by the NSW Universities Admission Centre for the 2005 academic year.
With initial first preferences for all NSW universities decreasing three per cent for 2005 compared to the same time last year, CSU’s first preferences have grown by ten per cent across the university.
Total preferences for all CSU courses have also increased by seven percent.
“These results are particularly pleasing given the increasingly competitive nature of the Australian higher education system,” said CSU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Goulter.
“The increase for 2005 can be attributed to general growth in demand for our arts, commerce, health studies and science and agriculture courses, particularly in the veterinary science course that commences next year on the Wagga Wagga Campus,” he said.
“CSU has been allocated extra Commonwealth funded places for 2005 so we are well placed to cater for the higher demand.”
After receiving their results in mid-December, students can change their university preferences made through UAC up to 6 January 2005.