Why are entry standards at Essex Uni so low?Watch
Different universities have different standards for entry. Some lower ranked universities have higher entry requirements for certain courses than higher ranked universities and vice versa.
Hi, I'm starting at Essex next month but I've really been wondering for a while, why are the entry requirements for this uni so low? On the league tables, it ranks pretty high and has a high percentage for research quality, student satisfaction, and graduate prospects. The only percentage thats really low is their entry requirements, and this must be true because I got in through clearing when I got rejected by other unis like Reading. So what is the reason for their very generous entry requirements despite having good stats otherwise?
I can't speak for Essex specifically because I don't know much about them but it's sometimes to do with location. Universities outside of the big cities sometimes struggle to attract students so lower entry requirements mean more applications. UEA is ranked quite highly across the board but their entry requirements for most courses are modest. Rankings also don't mean everything and they're often not a reliable judgement of how good/bad a university is.
When she was going through the application process we attended an open day and an applicants' day and from chatting with the teaching and admissions staff we understood that they place a lot of value on the overall potential shown from both your personal statement and your reference as opposed to focusing merely on academic results.