Admissions Comparison Data

UC Students are distinctive

The University of Canberra is committed to providing high-quality transformative educational experiences to all students, whatever their stage of life and irrespective of their origins.

Only 40% of our students are recent school leavers. That’s why the majority of our 2018 student cohort entered the university based on their previous qualifications, their life experience, or criteria other than an ATAR.

Our alternate entry schemes make university study accessible to all who seek to learn, but it’s also a big factor in our success. Our students know what they want and are well prepared for their futures, which is why UC graduates enjoy a 89% graduate employment rate and above-average starting salaries.

At the University of Canberra there’s always more than one way to achieve your goals.

Your future looks great from here.

Institutional Summary

This data represents the likely peer cohort for students who commenced undergraduate study in semester 1, 2018.

Recent secondary education school leavers:


Were admitted solely on the basis of ATAR

(including any adjustment factors)


Less than 5

Were admitted based on ATAR and additional criteria

(eg supplementary assessment)


Were admitted based on other criteria — ATAR was not a factor

(eg schools recommendation scheme)



Were admitted based on past vocational education and training (VET) study



Were admitted based on work and life experience



Were admitted based on past higher education study



Were admitted as international students


Course Summaries

More information


The University of Canberra is a young university with a bold vision. Find out more about UC.


The application process is easy. Follow our simple steps to apply direct through our various online applicant portals.


Once you have accepted your offer, you can enrol in your units and start planning your timetable.

Support for partner locations

Students studying at our partner locations enjoy dedicated student support services, but can also access many UC online services too.

Financial assistance

Sometimes you just need a little extra help. Find out about our financial assistance schemes.

Where to get further information

Learn more about the university sector and our appeals and grievance processes.

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