Posted on Jul 21, 2011 by admin
The number of students applying for higher education is fluctuating across the world. Many countries have witnessed historic changes in the admission figures in the past one year alone.
The UK witnessed a drop in the number of domestic students getting admission into universities as compared to international students. In 2010, the number of students who applied was up by 9% as compared to 2009. But only 5,745 got selected against 57,491.
In China, for the past three years, the number of students taking the national entrance test to gain admission into universities and colleges has been falling continuously. This year approximately 9 million have applied for the test while a couple of years back the figure was close to 10.5 million.
The result of implementing common application across US colleges has been encouraging. There has been a significant rise in the number of applications received by colleges. No doubt the number of applicants has increased in the US, but the rate of acceptance is on a steady decline. The acceptance rate of Harvard this year is only 6.17%, whereas last year it was 7.16%. Educationists give one major reason for this downward trend: the difference between the number of seats and the students has increased in the last one decade. With the rise in population, the migration of students has further intensified the competition.