Acceptances to British universities increase by 10%

September 24, 2013

Almost 35,000 more students were accepted to study at British universities this year – 375,120 in total compared with last year -- for a 10% increase, according to statistics from Ucas, the UK’s main application centre. The data reflects a similar recovery in applications to UK universities this year, by 3.1%, following an 8.7% dip in numbers in 2012 as tuition caps increased to £9,000. Overall, the number of home and EU students accepted to UK universities in 2013-14 increased by 37,350 students to 445,820 compared to 2012-13. Acceptances are still 1% lower than in 2011-12, when the announcement about increased British fees caused a surge in students trying to avoid a later start and higher tuition. However, the new acceptance level is 1% higher than in 2010-11. Times Higher Education