Increase in CAO Applications for Trinity Courses for 2015

Posted on: 09 March 2015

  • 17,886 students applied to Trinity representing  24% of the total number of applications submitted to the CAO.
  • 7,862 students selected Trinity as their first choice (an increase of 2% on 2014) representing 12% of the   applications for Level 8 courses in the CAO system
  • The total number of course applications to Trinity is up by 2% − 37,024 to 37,688.

This year 7,862 students selected Trinity College Dublin as their first preference in their CAO applications and a total of 17,886  students applied to Trinity College representing 24 % of the total number of application (74,194 ) submitted to  the CAO.

The majority of courses in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences are showing increases in first preference applications –   Law and French (+48%); Law and German (+46%); Philosophy (+40%); PPES (+33%);Law (+32%); Music Education (+30%); Law and Political Science (+25%).  In addition applications to Two Subject Moderatorship degrees  show a 10% increase in first preference applications and an increase of 8% in overall applications for the courses.

In the Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science first preference applications to Computer Science and a Language are up 19%. Theoretical Physics (+18%); Medicinal Chemistry (+14%); Engineering (+13%) and Mathematics (+7%).

In the Faculty of Health Sciences, first preference applications increased – Occupational Therapy (+22%); Dental Science (+11%); Radiation Therapy (+6).

Additionally this year has seen a noticeable increase in the number of students applying from Northern Ireland which has seen an  increase  from 561 in 2014 to 725 applications in 2015.

Trinity's Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Dr Gillian Martin welcomed the level of interest in Trinity courses:

 “Trinity courses are showing a strong demand among prospective students which is reflective of the quality education and teaching on offer. It also demonstrates the diversity of courses provided by the College in its rounded undergraduate education."

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