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Jakarta Post

110,946 students make it to state universities

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, April 18, 2018   /   05:16 pm
110,946 students make it to state universities Indonesian schools have just started this week, and high school students in their senior year are already busy preparing for the university entrance exam. (Shutterstock/-)

As many as 110,946 students have made it into 85 different state universities across the archipelago through the entrance test for state universities (SNMPTN) this year.

The SNMPTN assesses students based on their report cards, national examinations, school performance and school performance index, and does not involve any additional testing. The results were announced on Tuesday evening via its official website and later on Wednesday morning in a national newspaper.

The students were selected by a committee out of 586,155 applicants, according to the chief organizer of the 2018 SNMPTN, Ravik Karsidi. Among the students, 28,069 were recipients of Bidikmisi, a state-sponsored scholarship program that aims to support talented students facing financial difficulties.

“The [110,946 students] filled up at least 30 percent of the total seats available in state universities,” he told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.

The remaining seats in state universities will be available for students taking the Joint Entrance Test for State Universities (SBMPTN), slated for May 8, and independent admission entrance tests hosted by respective universities. At least 1.4 million students graduated high school this year. 

Following is the list of universities that accepted the most students from the SNMPTN:

University of Brawijaya, East Java (3,341)

University of Haluoleo, Southeast Sulawesi (3,046)

Diponegoro University, Central Java (2,929)

Indonesia University of Education, West Java (2,563)

Padang State University, West Sumatra (2,476)

Hasanuddin University, South Sulawesi (2,466)

Tadulako University, Central Sulawesi (2,374)

Bandung Institute of Technology, West Java (2,359)

Malang State University, East Java (2,356)

University of Jember, East Java (2,325)