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Undergrad applications are up

Queen’s popularity among Ontario high school students is on the rise.

Preliminary numbers released by the Ontario Universities Application Centre show a 7.7 per cent increase in first choice student applications to Queen’s and a 3.7 per cent increase in second choice applications.

“This is great news for Queen’s,” says Jo-Anne Brady, University Registrar. “These numbers reflect our strong reputation. High school students recognize the quality of the education we offer, as well as the overall Queen’s experience.”

First choice applicants to the province’s 20 institutions from Ontario high school students are up 1.1 per cent, and preliminary application data for applicants not currently registered in an Ontario high school have increased almost 10 per cent over the same time last year – many of those are Ontario high school graduates who have taken a year or more off before going back to school.

Programs offered at Queen’s showing the highest increases in demand are Nursing and Engineering.  Popularity of Environmental Studies and Social Work programs has also soared in the province.

Universities will continue to receive applications from students outside of Ontario high schools, from across Canada and around the world, and the final statistics will be reported in April.

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