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Student and ATAR admission profiles

Admissions information
The 2019 ATARs for each course, and lowest and highest rank of our domestic students who were admitted based on their ATAR or through our admission pathways.

The University of Sydney is committed to Admissions Transparency. This page displays the 2019 ATARs for each course and lowest and highest rank of our students who were offered a place based on their ATAR and/or additional admissions criteria, such as auditions, interviews and portfolio.

Applicants through admissions pathways would have received a selection rank higher than their ATAR (achieved ATAR plus adjustment factors), which may have led to their eligibility for offer.

International students and Gadigal Program students are not included in the statistics below.


Please note that the ATAR displayed in the table below for the following courses is indicative only and does not guarantee admission in 2020:

  • B Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography)
  • B Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)
  • B Applied Science (Exercise Physiology)
  • B Applied Science (Occupation Therapy)
  • B Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
  • B Applied Science (Speech Pathology)
  • B Design in Architecture (Honours) and M Architecture
  • B Psychology
  • B Science/M Nutrition and Dietetics

Find out ATAR, IB or equivalent score for 2020 admissions.

ATARs for 2019 admission

Overall cohort of students who received an offer from the University in 2019.

Number of domestic offers 8464
Number of students who met the 2019 guaranteed ATAR 7677
% of students who met the 2019 guaranteed ATAR 90.7%
ATAR (excluding adjustment factors)
Lowest rank to receive an offer   63.25
Median rank to receive an offer  

94.1
Highest rank to receive an offer   99.95
ATAR (including adjustment factors)
Lowest rank to receive an offer* 64.7
Median rank to receive an offer 96.08
Highest rank to receive an offer 99.95

Students who commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available, including those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Applicant background

2019 Semester 1 intake Number of students % of all students
(A) Higher education 2802 25.98%
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) 49 0.45%
(C) Work and life experience 564 5.23%
(D) Recent secondary education

      - ATAR

3921 36.35%
      - ATAR and additional criteria 315 <5
      - Additional criteria only
        (ATAR not considered)
<5 <5
International students 3136 29.07%
All students 10787  
Label Definition
Median rank to receive an offer for all students The median ATAR of applicants falling into that category
Lowest and highest rank to receive an offer The lowest and highest ATAR of applicants falling into that category
<5 <5 may appear if there were a low number of enrolments in this course, in which case the data has been withheld to avoid individually identifying any students
N/A N/A may appear if there were a low number of enrolments in this course, in which case the data has been withheld to avoid individually identifying any students
% of our 2019 admitted students based on ATAR alone The percentage of the overall enrolled cohort that had an ATAR equal to or above the published main round ATAR
* Based on the pathway that provided the best rank for applicants with adjustment factors.

Effective 1 June 2018

Old term Now called
Fixed ATAR Guaranteed ATAR
Maximum ATAR Highest ATAR to receive an offer
Minimum ATAR Lowest ATAR to receive an offer
Maximum selection rank Highest rank to receive an offer
Minimum selection rank Lowest rank to receive an offer