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In Numbers: The points race

Wondering how many students got 500 points, and how many will be disappointed today? We crunch the numbers.

Image: Photo by Pink Sherbet Photography on Flickr via creativecommons.org

48,448: the number of students who will be made an offer today.

21,322 : the number who will be left disappointed.

77,628: the total who made a CAO application this year.

250: the number of courses which have risen by 15 points or more.

50: the increase in points for science at UCD, bringing it up to 435.

305: the number of points which would have got you into the same course three years ago.

30: the drop in points for project and construction management at NUI Galway.

16,700: the number of students who got at least 400 points in this year’s exam, representing….

30.6 per cent of the total number who sat the exams.

1 in 4: the proportion of students scoring less than 200 points.

9,941: the number who got 450 points or more.

4,699: the number of students who got over 500 points.

1,200: the number of students who will get a place in Arts at UCD, which has gone up five points to 365.

About the author:

Jennifer O'Connell

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