Griffith continues to maintain its elite academic status in medical science and dentistry, by having a higher cut-off entry score for its degree programs than many NSW universities.

Griffith had the highest Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) cut off of any of the medical and dentistry degrees in the main round of offers released by the University Admission Centre (UAC) in NSW.

Offers made through UAC achieved the following ATARs: The Bachelor of Medical Science has an ATAR rank of 99.70, while the Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science has a rank of 99.55.

Academic Dean for Griffith’s Health Group, Professor Tony Perkins said he was “extremely pleased with the latest result, which shows we are competing against the very best in NSW.

“Our admission rank cut-off is a reflection of the huge demand we have here at Griffith. We have put a lot of emphasis on developing very high quality degree programs and it is nice to see this being recognised by the number of NSW applicants as well as the QLD applicants.

“We have massive demand for our health degree programs with 30 places in Medical Science at both the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses which attract hundreds of first choice preferences. The popularity of this program is due to the two year accelerated degree having a direct pathway into our postgraduate Medicine degree.

“Our postgraduate medical school is also a top performer, which provides us with some excellent students in exciting areas of medical research.

“Additionally, the elite programs we have here are now being complemented by the increasing profile of our School of Dentistry and Oral Health as well as the new hospital which is set to open this year.”

Griffith health students this year will be among the first to benefit from a wealth of cutting-edge facilities at the Gold Coast University Hospital and the new Griffith Health Centre.

The ten-floor Griffith Health Centre will open the doors to an interdisciplinary learning environment that will also give students the opportunity to use facilities at the Gold Coast University Hospital across the road.