UCAS daily Clearing 2018 updates

Updates posted daily from 17 to 31 August.
Posted Fri 17 August 2018 - 12:00

A full set of statistical reports is now available in the data and analysis section, alongside our interactive data explorer, which allow users to visualise and tailor the reporting.


Friday 31 August 2018

  • In England, a record 33.4 per cent of the 18 year old population have now been accepted through UCAS.
  • In Wales, 29.4 per cent of young people will be starting an undergraduate course, also a record.
  • In Northern Ireland, the entry rate is 35.3 per cent.
  • In Scotland, 26.3 per cent of all 18 year olds have now been accepted, another record.
  • 72,590 people have been placed since 08:00 on A level results day through all routes, including firm, insurance, Clearing, and Adjustment (compared to 77,560 in 2017). Of those, 45,270 have been placed through Clearing (compared to 45,430 in 2017).
  • 52,990 people have been accepted through Clearing in total so far this year (Clearing opened in early July). Of those, 41,910 people were placed after applying through the main scheme (compared to 42,300 in 2017), and 11,080 applied directly into Clearing (compared to 10,290 last year).  
  • 116,770 people who applied through the main scheme are free to be placed in Clearing*, down 4 per cent on last year. 
  • A total of 29,660 EU students have been accepted (up 2 per cent on 2017), alongside 37,120 (a record) from outside the EU.
  • The total number of UK applicants now placed is 417,680, down 3 per cent on 2017, although comes alongside a 2.5 per cent drop in the number of 18 year olds in the UK population.
  • 484,460 people are now placed in full-time UK higher education through UCAS, a decrease of 2 per cent on the same point last year.

Thursday 30 August 2018

  • In England, a record 33.3 per cent of the 18-year-old population have now been accepted through UCAS.
  • In Wales, 29.4 per cent of young people will be starting an undergraduate course, also a record.
  • In Northern Ireland, the entry rate is 35.3 per cent.
  • In Scotland, 26.3 per cent of all 18 year olds have now been accepted, another record.
  • 70,720 people have been placed since 08:00 on A level results day through all routes, including firm, insurance, Clearing, and Adjustment (compared to 75,300 in 2017). Of those, 44,140 have been placed through Clearing (compared to 44,110 in 2017).
  • 51,860 people have been accepted through Clearing in total so far this year (Clearing opened in early July). Of those, 41,180 people were placed after applying through the main scheme (compared to 41,490 in 2017), and 10,680 applied directly into Clearing (compared to 9,780 last year).  
  • 116,610 people who applied through the main scheme are free to be placed in Clearing*, down 5 per cent on last year. 
  • A total of 29,500 EU students have been accepted (up 2 per cent on 2017), alongside 36,940 (a record) from outside the EU.
  • The total number of UK applicants now placed is 416,150, down 3 per cent on 2017, although comes alongside a 2.5 per cent drop in the number of 18 year olds in the UK population.
  • 482,590 people are now placed in full-time UK higher education through UCAS so far, a decrease of 2 per cent on the same point last year.

Wednesday 29 August 2018

  • In England, a record 33.3 per cent of the 18 year old population have now been accepted through UCAS.
  • In Wales, 29.4 per cent of young people will be starting an undergraduate course, also a record.
  • In Northern Ireland, the entry rate is 35 per cent.
  • In Scotland, 26.3 per cent of all 18 year olds have now been accepted, another record.
  • 68,350 people have been placed since 08:00 on A level results day through all routes, including firm, insurance, Clearing, and Adjustment (compared to 72,600 in 2017). Of those, 42,700 have been placed through Clearing (compared to 42,740 in 2017).
  • 50,420 people have been accepted through Clearing in total so far this year (Clearing opened in early July). Of those, 40,240 people were placed after applying through the main scheme (compared to 40,620 in 2017), and 10,180 applied directly into Clearing (compared to 9,280 last year).  
  • 116,670 people who applied through the main scheme are free to be placed in Clearing*, down 4 per cent on last year. 
  • A total of 29,330 EU students have been accepted (up 2 per cent on 2017), alongside 36,760 (a record) from outside the EU.
  • The total number of UK applicants now placed is 414,120, down 3 per cent on 2017, although comes alongside a 2.5 per cent drop in the number of 18 year olds in the UK population.
  • 480,220 people are now placed in full-time UK higher education through UCAS, a decrease of 2 per cent on the same point last year.

Tuesday 28 August 2018

  • In England, a record 33.2 per cent of the 18 year old population have now been accepted through UCAS.
  • In Wales, 29.3 per cent of young people will be starting an undergraduate course, also a record.
  • In Northern Ireland, the entry rate is 34.8 per cent.
  • In Scotland, 26.3 per cent of all 18 year olds have now been accepted, another record.
  • 66,350 people have been placed since 08:00 on A level results day through all routes, including firm, insurance, Clearing, and Adjustment (compared to 70,590 in 2017). Of those, 41,510 have been placed through Clearing (compared to 41,470 in 2017).
  • 49,230 people have been accepted through Clearing in total so far this year (Clearing opened in early July). Of those, 39,520 people were placed after applying through the main scheme (compared to 39,810 in 2017), and 9,710 applied directly into Clearing (compared to 8,820 last year).  
  • 116,570 people who applied through the main scheme are free to be placed in Clearing*, down 4 per cent on last year. 
  • A total of 29,230 EU students have been accepted (up 2 per cent on 2017), alongside 36,590 (a record) from outside the EU.
  • The total number of UK applicants now placed is 412,400, down 3 per cent on 2017, although comes alongside a 2.5 per cent drop in the number of 18 year olds in the UK population.
  • 478,220 people are now placed in full-time UK higher education through UCAS, a decrease of 2 per cent on the same point last year.

Friday 24 August 2018

  • In England, a record 33.1 per cent of the 18 year old population have now been accepted through UCAS.
  • In Wales, 29.2 per cent of young people will be starting an undergraduate course, also a record.
  • In Northern Ireland, the entry rate is 34 per cent.
  • In Scotland, 26.3 per cent of all 18 year olds have now been accepted, another record.
  • 62,760 people have been placed since 08:00 on A level results day through all routes, including firm, insurance, Clearing, and Adjustment (compared to 66,210 in 2017). Of those, 39,670 have been placed through Clearing (compared to 39,440 in 2017).
  • 47,390 people have been accepted through Clearing in total so far this year (Clearing opened in early July). Of those, 38,230 people were placed after applying through the main scheme (compared to 38,400 in 2017), and 9,160 applied directly into Clearing (compared to 8,200 last year) .  
  • 116,280 people who applied through the main scheme are free to be placed in Clearing*, down 4 per cent on last year. 
  • A total of 29,020 EU students have been accepted (up 2 per cent on 2017), alongside 36,240 (a record) from outside the EU.
  • The total number of UK applicants now placed is 409,370, down 2 per cent on 2017, although comes alongside a 2.5 per cent drop in the number of 18 year olds in the UK population.
  • 474,630 people are now placed in full-time UK higher education through UCAS, a decrease of 2 per cent on the same point last year.

Thursday 23 August 2018

  • In England, a record 32.9 per cent of the 18 year old population have now been accepted through UCAS.
  • In Wales, 29.0 per cent of young people will be starting an undergraduate course, also a record.
  • In Northern Ireland, the entry rate is 33.4 per cent.
  • In Scotland, 26.2 per cent of all 18 year olds have now been accepted, another record.
  • 58,540 people have been placed since 08:00 on A level results day through all routes, including firm, insurance, Clearing, and Adjustment (compared to 62,020 in 2017). Of those, 37,790 have been placed through Clearing (compared to 37,490 in 2017).
  • 45,510 people have been accepted through Clearing in total so far this year (Clearing opened in early July). Of those, 36,910 people were placed after applying through the main scheme (compared to 37,010 in 2017), and 8,600 applied directly into Clearing (compared to 7,630).  
  • 115,160 people who applied through the main scheme are free to be placed in Clearing*, down 5 per cent on last year. 
  • A total of 28,810 EU students have been accepted (up 2 per cent on 2017), alongside 35,820 (a record) from outside the EU.
  • The total number of UK applicants now placed is 405,770, down 2 per cent on 2017, although comes alongside a 2.5 per cent drop in the number of 18 year olds in the UK population.
  • 470,410 people are now placed in full-time UK higher education through UCAS, a decrease of 2 per cent on the same point last year.

Wednesday 22 August 2018

  • In England, a record 32.7 per cent of the 18 year old population have now been accepted through UCAS.
  • In Wales, 28.9 per cent of young people will be starting an undergraduate course, also a record.
  • In Northern Ireland, the entry rate is 32.7 per cent.
  • In Scotland, 26.2 per cent of all 18 year olds have now been accepted, another record.
  • 54,300 people have been placed since 08:00 on A level results day through all routes, including firm, insurance, Clearing, and Adjustment (compared to 57,880 in 2017). Of those, 35,130 have been placed through Clearing (compared to 34,850 in 2017).
  • 42,850 people have been accepted through Clearing in total so far this year (Clearing opened in early July). Of those, 34,950 people were placed after applying through the main scheme (compared to 35,020 in 2017), and 7,900 applied directly into Clearing (compared to 6,990).  
  • 115,790 people who applied through the main scheme are free to be placed in Clearing*, down 5 per cent on last year. 
  • A total of 28,550 EU students have been accepted (up 1 per cent on 2017), alongside 35,340 (a record) from outside the EU.
  • The total number of UK applicants now placed is 402,280, down 2 per cent on 2017, although comes alongside a 2.5 per cent drop in the number of 18 year olds in the UK population.
  • 466,160 people are now placed in full-time UK higher education through UCAS, a decrease of 2 per cent on the same point last year.

Tuesday 21 August 2018 

  • In England, a record 32.4 per cent of the 18 year old population have now been accepted through UCAS.
  • In Wales, 28.8 per cent of young people will be starting an undergraduate course, also a record.
  • In Northern Ireland, the entry rate is 31.7 per cent.
  • In Scotland, 26.2 per cent of all 18 year olds have now been accepted, another record.
  • 48,480 people have been placed since 08:00 on A level results day through all routes, including firm, insurance, Clearing and Adjustment (compared to 52,370 in 2017). Of those, 31,240 have been placed through Clearing (compared to 31,490 in 2017).
  • 38,950 people have been accepted through Clearing in total so far this year (Clearing opened in early July). Of those, 31,820 people were placed after applying through the main scheme (compared to 32,370 in 2017), and 7,130 applied directly into Clearing (compared to 6,290).  
  • 117,270 people who applied through the main scheme are free to be placed in Clearing*, down 4 per cent on last year. 
  • A total of 28,180 EU students have been accepted (up 1 per cent on 2017), alongside 34,690 (a record) from outside the EU.
  • The total number of UK applicants now placed is 397,470, down 2 per cent on 2017, although comes alongside a 2.5 per cent drop in the number of 18 year olds in the UK population.
  • 460,340 people are now placed in full-time UK higher education through UCAS, a decrease of 2 per cent on the same point last year.

Monday 20 August 2018

  • In England, a record 31.9 per cent of the 18 year old population have now been accepted through UCAS.
  • In Wales, 28.6 per cent of young people will be starting an undergraduate course, also a record.
  • In Northern Ireland, the entry rate is 31.2 per cent.
  • In Scotland, 26.2 per cent of all 18 year olds have now been accepted, another record.
  • 41,540 people have been placed since 08:00 on A level results day through all routes, including firm, insurance, Clearing, and Adjustment (compared to 45,560 in 2017). Of those, 25,990 have been placed through Clearing (compared to 26,580 in 2017).
  • 33,710 people have been accepted through Clearing in total so far this year (Clearing opened in early July). Of those, 27,480 people were placed after applying through the main scheme (compared to 28,270 in 2017) and 6,230 applied directly into Clearing (compared to 5,480).  
  • 119,340 people who applied through the main scheme are free to be placed in Clearing*, down 4 per cent on last year. 
  • A total of 27,840 EU students have been accepted (up 1 per cent on 2017), alongside 33,970 (a record) from outside the EU.
  • The total number of UK applicants now placed is 391,600, down 2 per cent on 2017, although comes alongside a 2.5 per cent drop in the number of 18 year olds in the UK population.
  • 453,410 people are now placed in full-time UK higher education through UCAS, a decrease of 2 per cent on the same point last year.

Friday 17 August 2018

  • In England, a record 29.7 per cent of the 18 year old population have now been accepted through UCAS.
  • In Wales, 26 per cent of young people will be starting an undergraduate course, also a record.
  • In Northern Ireland, the entry rate is 29.6 per cent.
  • Scottish students received their exam results last week, and 27.5 per cent of all 18 year olds have now been accepted, another record.
  • 18,200 people have been placed since 08:00 on A level results day, of those 7,440 have been placed through Clearing.
  • 15,160 people have been accepted through Clearing in total so far this year. Of those, 10,950 people were placed after applying through the main scheme, and 4,210 applied directly into Clearing.  
  • 129,700 people who applied through the main scheme are free to be placed in Clearing*, down 4 per cent on last year. 
  • A total of 27,050 EU students have been accepted, alongside 32,430 (a record) from outside the EU.
  • The total number of UK applicants now placed is 370,580, down 2 percent on 2017, although comes alongside a 2.5 per cent drop in the number of 18 year olds in the UK population.
  • 430,060 people are now placed in full-time UK higher education through UCAS, a decrease of 2 per cent on the same point last year.

Notes

*This number goes down as the number of placed applicants goes up. Some applicants in this unplaced group will not have met their offer conditions, others will have received no offers earlier in the year, and some have chosen not to accept any offers.

  • The final date for applications this year is 20 September. Applicants can then add Clearing choices until 23 October, if they choose to. 66,865 students were placed through Clearing by the end of the 2017 cycle.
  • Daily statistical updates will be published each working day, until Friday 31 August.
  • In Scotland, there is a substantial section of provision that is not included in UCAS' figures. This is mostly full-time higher education provided in further education colleges, which represents around one third of young full-time undergraduate study in Scotland, and this proportion varies by geography and background in Scotland.

About UCAS

UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, is a charity, and the UK's shared admissions service for higher education. We manage almost three million applications, from around 700,000 people, each year, for full-time undergraduate courses at over 380 universities and colleges across the UK.

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