2017 Student Profile

2017 Student Profile

Students come to Macquarie from different places and stages in their lives.  In 2017, nearly half of our commencing students joined us directly from high school or following a gap year.  Others commenced their studies after gaining valuable work and life experience.  Nearly a quarter came to Macquarie having already undertaken further study. As a university ranked among the top 200 in the world we also attract international students to our courses – in 2017 about 16 per cent of our commencing undergraduate students were from overseas.

This diversity in our student population enriches our university and enhances your learning experience.  Because students bring different strengths, interests and personal circumstances to their studies we believe that our entry requirements should also reflect this diversity. This is why Macquarie Entry is tailored for you.

Let’s find your pathway

Everyone comes to university on an ATAR. Right? No, not with Macquarie Entry. ATAR is just one of the indicators we use to determine your suitability for study. It’s true that your ATAR rank can be a useful indicator of your chances for success in a specific course. But it’s equally true that for other courses there are other indicators we can use to assess your suitability. That’s why we have 11 different admission pathways to Macquarie; ten of these assess your suitability on more than a selection ranking based on your raw ATAR or your ATAR plus adjustments such as bonus points. You can combine our 5 different bonus point schemes allowing eligible students to receive up to a maximum of 10 bonus points for most of our programs.

To best help you follow your ambitions we’ve created a simple Macquarie Entry Navigator. You’ll be able to compare all of our entry pathways and work out which one suits you best – and you’ll quickly discover you have more options open to you than you first thought!

Here’s a snapshot – broken down by course – of how students in Session 1 2017 were admitted:

  • Student composition (how many students are enrolled in each course; the mix of domestic and international students; and the number of students coming directly from high school, TAFE or another higher education provider, or the workforce)
  • ATAR and Selection Rank cut offs and quartiles for students coming directly from high school. The Selection Rank considers your ATAR or equivalent rank, plus bonus points. You can combine our 5 different bonus point schemes allowing eligible students to receive up to a maximum of 10 bonus points for most of our programs.
  • Percentage of students admitted by means other than ATAR through entry programs such as the Academic Entry Program, Schools Recommendation Scheme and our Global Leadership Entry Program.

View student profile by course

Offer statistics

? ATAR

? Selection Rank

? Minimum

? Minimum

00.0

00.0

? Lower Quartile

? Lower Quartile

00.0

00.0

? Median

? Median

00.0

00.0

? Upper Quartile

? Upper Quartile

00.0

00.0

? Highest

? Highest

00.0

00.0

Commencing student profile

? Past higher education study

? Recent secondary education - admitted solely on the basis of ATAR

000 (000%)

000 (000%)

? Past VET study

? Recent secondary education - both ATAR and additional criteria

000 (000%)

000 (000%)

? Work & Life Experience

? Recent secondary education - other criteria only (ATAR not a factor)

000 (000%)

000 (000%)

International Students

? All students

000 (000%)

000 (000%)

  

The above ‘Offer statistics’ data is based on domestic current school leaver offers made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) where ATAR was a factor in selection.

N/P - Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than five students.
L/N - Low numbers: the number of students is less than five.
N/A - Not applicable - data not available for this item.

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