Aalto University accepted 1796 new students
In the application period to universities in the spring 2010, 1796 students were accepted to Aalto University. Of the new students 436 will begin their studies in the Aalto University School of Economics, 213 in the School of Art and Design, and 1237 in the School of Science and Technology.
Aalto University had a total of 10743 applicants for all of its units in the spring application period. All in all, 16.7 percent were accepted.
Additionally, in the application period for Master-level programmes in Aalto University earlier in the spring, there were altogether 4669 applicants, of which 964 were successful.
Aalto University School of Economics' popularity as a place of study continues to grow
This year the Aalto University School of Economics was once again Finland's most sought-after places of study for economics. In the joint application period 3,344 first-time applicants, or one-third of all applicants, sought admission for a Master's degree in business administration. The number of applicants increased over last year by approximately 13.5%. Gaining admission to the School of Economics was not easy, as the grade point average required for admission was the highest of all universities.
In the 2010 joint application period a total of 355 new students were accepted to the Aalto University School of Economics in Helsinki for all basic level degree programs. They were admitted to earn their Bachelor's degree (BSc) and Master's degree (MSc).
81 new students were admitted to the School of Economics' Campus in Mikkeli to earn their Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (BScBA). Mikkeli received a total of 916 applications from 60 different countries.
Earlier in the spring, an additional 236 students were admitted directly to the School to earn their Master's degree in Business Administration. These students had already completed the required studies at a university or university of applied sciences. There were a total of 1,104 applicants. The number of applicants nearly tripled over the last year, at which time 400 applications were submitted.
The results of student admission:
School of Art and Design increases its attraction among Finnish and International applicants
The Aalto University School of Art and Design received 3,834 applications this year from prospective students of art and design. Of the applicants, 8.1 per cent were admitted to a Bachelor of Arts or Master of Arts degree programme.
The school’s Master's degree programmes received 1,027 applications, which is over 30 per cent more than in 2009. The proportion of foreign applicants to Master's degrees continued to grow: this year, applicants from outside of Finland made up nearly 37 per cent of the total, whereas last year’s figure was just under 33 per cent. The countries with the most applications were China, South Korea and Turkey.
Based on the number of applicants, the three most popular Master's degree programmes were Industrial and Strategic Design and Graphic Design (taught in Finnish) and New Media (in English).
There were 2,813 applicants to Bachelor's degree programmes, of whom 123 were admitted. The most popular Bachelor’s programmes were Film and Television, Graphic Design, Photography, and Interior Architecture and Furniture Design
Accepted MA students for 2010 (taik.fi)
School of Science and Technology Accepts 1,237 New Students - Proportion of Female Students Still Growing
The Aalto University School of Science and Technology has selected 1,174 new students through the 2010 Finnish joint application process for engineering and architecture studies. A further 40 new students came through the Information Networks degree programme selection process, and 23 through other separate application processes. In total, the School of Science and Technology received 3,675 applications for the first stage of selection. This represented an increase of 5.2 % since last year.
The highest cut-off test scores for selection were found in the degree programmes in Engineering Physics and Mathematics, Industrial Engineering and Management, Bioinformation Technology and Information Networks. There were also high cut-off scores for Energy and HVAC Technology, Biotechnology, Chemical Technology and Architecture.
Women make up 26.3 % of the new students, representing an increase of nearly two percentage points over the previous year. Five degree programmes have a female majority: Landscape Architecture (88.9 % women), Biotechnology (56.1 %), Chemical Technology (52.7 %), Architecture (51.4 %) and Transportation and Environmental Engineering (51.1 %). There is also a high proportion of women among new students in Real Estate Economics (41.7 %) and Bioinformation Technology (40.4 %).
Of the new students selected to the School through the joint application system, 63.3 % completed their secondary school matriculation examination this year. This is higher than the national average for degrees in technology, which was exactly 60 %.
Most (62.2 %) of the new students accepted through the joint application process came from the region of Uusimaa, but the School also attracted plenty of applications from Southwest Finland, Eastern Uusimaa, Northern Ostrobothnia, Kanta-Häme and Päijät-Häme.
The results of the selection process:
- the website of the joint application system for engineering and architecture degrees, http://www.dia.fi [in Finnish]
- the School’s own website at http://www.tkk.fi/fi/opiskelemaan/valitut2010/ [in Finnish]