Ontario university applications up 5%

January 17, 2008

The numbers are in, and this year Ontario's universities received the highest volume of applications since the double cohort. Applications have risen approximately 5% overall, according to the first round of numbers released by OUAC.  83,000 applications were received from high school students by last week's application deadline -- up about 4,000 from last year. The surge in numbers will increase competition for top programs, and may well reinforce pressure for the province to fund additional spaces.