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Number of high-school students choosing UofGH rises 15 per cent

The number of Ontario secondary school students who have accepted offers from the University of Guelph-Humber has risen by 14.9 per cent this year, an increase that was 12.4 per cent larger than the provincial average.

Heading into the Fall 2019 semester, UofGH has also seen significant surges in the number of confirming students listing UofGH as their first choice (a 16.6 per cent increase) and second choice (an 18 per cent increase). Those numbers are significantly higher than the average increases for Ontario universities, which overall saw a 2.5 uptick in offer acceptances and a 1.4 per cent increase in the number of students accepting offers from their first-choice university.

“We are delighted to see a 15 per cent increase in the number of students accepting offers from the University of Guelph-Humber,” said Dr. John Walsh, vice-provost, University of Guelph-Humber. “Those results reflect the excellence of our instructors, staff and our four-year honours programs, which integrate theory and practical education in the classroom.”

Applications were also up drastically overall, according to numbers released by the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre. The total number of applications to UofGH rose by 10.4 per cent, while the number of applicants who listed the University of Guelph-Humber as their top choice rose 15.8 per cent.

“This rise in acceptances clearly shows that students are interested in the University of Guelph-Humber,” said UofGH registrar Grant Kerr. “We are glad Ontario high-school students are taking notice of our proven track record for academic excellence and creating opportunities for experiential learning.”

“As an alumna and employee, it is truly inspiring to see that word about UofGH is spreading and high school students agree that we offer a different kind of education that will help them achieve their goals,” added UofGH recruitment manager Melissa Melo.