Institutional Research & Analytics

Applicant Socio-Economic Survey

The Applicant Socio-Economic Survey is administered to candidates applying to the Foundation Year Program (NUFYP) and candidates seeking direct admission to undergraduate programmes. The purpose of this survey is to examine the socio-economic background of candidates seeking admission to NU. Data from this survey will help (1) assess the degree to which NU is attracting candidates from various socio-economic strata and (2) ensure diversity in the NU student body. This survey has been administered annually since 2019.


Applicant Socio-Economic Survey Report 2021

Applicant Socio-Economic Survey Report 2020

Applicant Socio-Economic Survey Report 2019

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