We consider a number of factors, including academic performance, school/community service, leadership positions, awards, activities in sport/music/art, and special needs of various kinds. Overall, we try to assess how an applicant will contribute to the College community. We also like to have a mix of faculties and courses represented, as well as a mix of places of origin. In addition, the College seeks to serve particular UNSW programs, such as Scientia Scholarships, the Co-op Program, Rural Entry programs, and the Nura Gili Programs. At New College Postgraduate Village, priority is given to postgraduate students.
While you will be able to express a preference for which community you desire to live in, and this preference will be taken into consideration, the Admissions Office in consultation with the Deans will ultimately determine which College you are more suited to, and offers of membership will be made accordingly. For more guidance on which community will be most suitable for you, please review our Accommodations Options.