Leading universities cut undergraduate recruitment by a quarter

From Times Higher Education: “New undergraduate recruitment fell by up to a quarter at some of the UK’s most prestigious universities this autumn, data show. The ‘unprecedented’ drop in the number of undergraduates accepted into Russell Group institutions was the largest on record, according to experts, and came after three years of rapid expansion among research-intensive universities … At the University of Exeter, the number of accepted applicants dropped by 26 per cent, to 6,060, in 2022 – the institution’s smallest recruitment round for six years. Similarly large declines in enrolment were recorded at Durham University (down 24 per cent), the University of Edinburgh (21 per cent) and the University of Bristol (20 per cent).”

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