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First-choice application numbers remain strong for UOIT


OSHAWA, ON – The number of Ontario high school students making the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) their number-one destination choice for the 2013-2014 academic year remains strong.

The latest numbers released by the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) show UOIT has received 1,458 first-choice applications for next September – an increase of 6.7 per cent over the previous year, beating the province-wide average increase of 2.4 per cent.

“We are very pleased with our latest first-choice application numbers,” said Victoria Choy, UOIT Registrar. “Experiential learning is a founding principle at UOIT and the hands-on learning opportunities we provide our students is integral in preparing our graduates for the 21st-century workplace. With an alumni base of more than 6,700, our reputation for producing high-quality graduates is supported by the growing number of students who have job offers before they graduate –a main reason more high school students are pursuing UOIT for their post-secondary experience.”

The OUAC report from January 21 also indicates UOIT has received more than 8,000 applications to date from Ontario high school students. This represents a 4.6 per cent year-over-year increase, matching the provincial average.

UOIT is continually pursuing new ways to transform and broaden opportunities for learning, by promoting student success, providing greater access through multiple pathways to degree completion, and cultivating innovation and quality in teaching and research. Students also enjoy a stimulating campus life experience, which includes a wide variety of clubs, cultural and community events, and recreational opportunities.


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