The Portal to Ireland's Official Statistics
Higher Education Applicants
Central Applications Office (CAO)
The number of applicants, degree course and diploma/certificate course acceptances (i.e. net or final acceptances), higher education institutions and courses; total course applications, first preferences (number of applicants), offers issued, acceptances, percentage of offers finally accepted, percentage of acceptances which were first preferences by first preference field of learning and degree level; acceptances for admission by age, sex, degree level and nationality; acceptances by sector; acceptances by field of learning and degree level.
The mid point and lowest Leaving Certificate examination points score achieved by an applicant who received an offer of a place by degree level, institution and course; the number of candidates by the points scored in their best six subjects.
Links to web pages that lead to the statistics:
Use the e-mail query form on the CAO web site
Central Applications Office and State Examinations Commission administrative records.
All higher education applications made through the CAO and all candidates who sat the Leaving Certificate examination.
2000 (applicant statistics and annual report), 1998 (points requirements), 1995 (Leaving Certificate points statistics)
During the period of reference (applicant statistics); about seven months after the end of the reference period (annual report)
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