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UI medical, law programs most favored among applicants

UI medical, law programs most favored among applicants Based on the 2018 Joint Entrance Test for State Universities (SBMPTN), the programs most favored by participants applying at the University of Indonesia (UI) were medical and law. (Shutterstock/File)
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Jakarta   ●   Wed, July 4, 2018 2018-07-04 20:30 1041 a7124a1e87885b91d244660f9ec58342 4 News University-of-Indonesia,Education,university-entrance-test,medicine,law,students Free

The University of Indonesia (UI) in Depok, West Java, announced that it has accepted 3,679 new students through the 2018 Joint Entrance Test for State Universities (SBMPTN).

“A total of 97,832 people chose UI in this year’s SBMPTN,” Rifelly Dewi Astuti, head of the school’s public relations and public information, told on Tuesday. 

She went on to say that the school's medical and law programs were the most favored by participants.

The national test was held across the country on May 8-11. Bambang Wibawarta, head of Jakarta’s SBMPTN committee, said that 74,927 students took the test in Jakarta, with 29,175 participants taking the science and technology exam, 40,131 taking the social studies and humanities exam, and 5,621 taking a combined exam of both study areas.

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The state universities in Jakarta are UI, the Jakarta State University (UNJ), Syarif Hidayatullah Islamic State University (UIN) and Veteran University of National Development (UPN).

This year’s SBMPTN saw an 8.9 percent increase in participants from last year’s figure of 68,764 students.

“This year, we used paper-based and computer-based tests again, with a total of 72,787 and 2,140 participants, respectively,” Rifelly said. (wng)