Rise in application numbers for technological universities
In all, more than 78,000 applications have been received by Central Applications Office, an almost identical figure to last year. Applications from the North (-13%) and Britain (-3%) have continued to slide, while applications are up from the European Union and outside the EU (+17%).
There are also signs that college applicants are applying to newly created technological universities in greater numbers than ever before, according to informed sources. Many new technological universities have recorded a bump in application numbers, while some traditional universities say their numbers are down slightly.
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