Aalto University admits 1,735 new students – 17% of applicants gain admission
A total of 1,735 students were admitted to Aalto University in its spring application round. Of the newly-admitted students, 436 will start at the School of Engineering, 405 at the School of Economics, 196 at the School of Chemical Technology, 270 at the School of Science, 299 at the School of Electrical Engineering and 129 at the School of Art and Design.
The number of applicants to Aalto University in its spring application round was 10,150. Of these, 17% gained admission.
In addition, in the application period for master's programmes that ended earlier in the spring, 977 applicants secured a place to study. There were a total of 3,550 applicants for the Aalto University master's programmes.
Number of applicants to Aalto University schools of technology rises
A total of 1,201 new students were admitted to the Aalto University schools of technology, that is, the Schools of Engineering, Chemical Technology, Science as well as Electrical Engineering. The students were selected through the joint application process for university education in engineering and architecture (DIA), the Information Networks degree programme application process and separate application processes. Altogether, this year the number of first-choice applicants in the first-stage selections for technological and scientific education was 3,807 in all selection categories. Compared to the year 2010, the number of applicants increased by 3.6%. The share of women of all admitted students was over 26%.
In the earlier master's-stage application process that ended in spring, 1,678 applications from 83 different countries were submitted to the Aalto University schools of technology. A total of 1,359 eligible applicants made their way to the academic evaluation stage. Of these, 539 were admitted to the School of Engineering, School of Chemical technology, School of Sciences and School of Electrical Engineering.
Architecture and mechanical engineering the most popular programmes of School of Engineering
In the joint application for education for university education in engineering and architecture (DIA) and in the separate application processes, a total of 1,420 first-choice applicants applied to the School of Engineering. The total number of admitted students in the first-stage admission process was 436 new students. In the joint application period, the school's most popular programmes were architecture (365 applicants) and mechanical engineering (302 applicants). The cut scores went highest for the architecture and landscape architecture, as well as for the energy and HVAC technology degree programmes.
School of Chemical Technology attracts female students
The School of Chemical Technology received a total of 389 first-choice applicants through the DIA application process. Of those, 196 gained admission. The most popular of the school's three programmes was the degree programme in chemical technology (217 applicants), the cut score of which also rose to be the highest. The School of Chemical Technology was the most popular school of technology among female applicants, who made up 52% of those admitted.
Information networks and industrial engineering and management subjects of interest at School of Science
The School of Science received a total of 1,251 first-choice applicants through the DIA application process and the separate application process Of them, 270 were admitted. The most popular programmes of the school were information networks (335 applicants) and industrial engineering and management (324 applicants). The cut scores, however, rose highest in the degree programme of engineering physics and mathematics.
Bioinformatics technology exerts a pull to the School of Electrical Engineering
The School of Electrical Engineering received a total of 747 first-choice applications through the DIA application process and the separate application process. Of them, 299 secured a place to study. The most popular programmes were bioinformation technology (276 applicants), and electronics and electrical engineering (235 candidates). The cut score rose highest for the degree programme of bioinformation technology.
Aalto University admission results and statistics can be found at http://studies.aalto.fi/fi/admissions/admissionresults/
For further information:
Aalto University's Admission Services, Group Manager Milla Vaisto-Oinonen, phone +358 (0)50 362 8880