Record number of students apply to university

Four in ten young people in England have applied to university – representing a new record, it was revealed today. TES is reporting.

Figures from university admissions body Ucas show that 39.5 per cent of all 18-year-olds in England have submitted an application, up from 38.1 per cent at the same point last year.

In England, the number of young people applying from the most deprived areas has increased 6 per cent to 38,770, while applications from the least deprived areas have fallen.

Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said: “We are delighted that the proportion of 18-year-olds in England applying for university places has increased, and in particular that the number from the most deprived areas has risen.”

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