7 February 2010: Australian Catholic University (ACU) is strengthening its position as the university of choice for high-achieving students, and thwarting the national trend, by enrolling over its government allocation for a second successive year.
Nationally, applications for bachelor’s degrees are up 8.7 per cent on this time last year.
It is expected that the University will enroll about 30 per cent over its government allocation.
Professor Greg Craven, ACU Vice-Chancellor, said that while the caps on enrolment would not be lifted until 2012, the University has a policy of strong growth in place.
“This growth in student numbers will position ACU very well for when caps are lifted, and we are working hard to ensure we have the necessary infrastructure and teaching talent in place to support expansion,” he said.
“I look forward to welcoming our new students, watching their progress, and ensuring they receive an outstanding educational experience.”