The 2016 Undergraduate Admissions from Boğaziçi’s Perspective: No. 1, Again (August 19, 2016)
Boğaziçi University has been selected by the best students of Turkey again this year. The number of students ranking in the top 1000 registering to Boğaziçi University increased this year as well. 49% of the students admitted to Boğaziçi University for the 2016-2017 academic year were placed in the department of their first choice. A total of 2,036 students were admitted, including those in the quotas of TUBİTAK and students graduating at the top of their class. The majority of the students who gained admission to Boğaziçi University this year come from Istanbul, and are predominantly graduates of Anatolian High Schools. According to the results of the 2016 Undergraduate Placement Exam (2016 LYS), the number of female students in engineering departments increased, whereas the numbers of men and women admitted to the Turkish Language and Literature Department were equal.
Boğaziçi Has the Highest Base Score
When compared with the first five universities admitting students with the highest base scores on the 2016 LYS (including those in the scholarship quotas of foundation universities), Boğaziçi University again leads the list as a state university receiving students with the highest base scores.
When compared with the top five universities that admitted the students with the highest base scores according to 2014, 2015, and 2016 Students Selection and Placement Exam (ÖSYS) results, all departments of Boğaziçi University were listed at the top of base score rankings, with the exception of the Philosophy, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Molecular Biology and Genetics Departments. In those departments the top ranking university was a foundation university that offered full scholarships.
49% of Students Admitted To Boğaziçi University Are Placed in the Departments of Their First Choice
According to the results of the 2016 LYS, 670 of the 1000 students that received the highest scores in all score types preferred Boğaziçi University.
In 2014, Boğaziçi was preferred by 623 students in the top 1000; that number rose to 667 in 2015.
According to the 2016 results, 94% of the students admitted to Boğaziçi University were placed in their first choice, 20% in their second choice and 12% in their third choice; in other words, the majority of the students admitted to Boğaziçi University will study in the department of their first choice.
The results of 2016 LYS also indicate that in the Mathematics-Science score type, 1 in every 5 students in the top 1000, and in the Turkish-Mathematics score type 1, in every 4 students preferred Boğaziçi University.
Boğaziçi is the University Anatolian High School Graduates Prefer
According to the results of 2016 LYS, like in previous years, a significant number of Anatolian High School graduates (627 students) selected Boğaziçi University, followed by Private High School graduates (407 students), Private “Basic” High School graduates (247 students) and Science High School students (231 students).
The Highest Number of Students Admitted To Boğaziçi University Come From Istanbul, İzmir, and Ankara
When the students’ distribution by cities is considered, the cities that sent the highest number of students to Boğaziçi University are Istanbul, İzmir, and Ankara. According to the results of 2016 LYS, 837 students from Istanbul, 125 students from İzmir, and 123 students from Ankara gained admission to Boğaziçi University.
Increase in the Rate of Women Studying Engineering
The sex distribution of students admitted to Boğaziçi University indicates the departments where female students predominantly gained admission as follows:
Primary Education Department, Science Education Program (85%); Primary Education Department, Mathematics Education Program (81%); and Educational Sciences Department, Guidance and Psychological Counseling Program (75%).
The ranking of male students is as follows:
Mechanical Engineering (84%); Electrical and Electronics Engineering (82%); and Civil Engineering ((81%). The ratio of male and female students placed in the Turkish Language and Literature Department is even.
On the other hand, compared to the 2015 results, there has been an increase in the number of female students admitted to engineering departments. In 2015, female students admitted to the Electrical and Electronics Department was 5%; the rate rose to 18% this year. The rate of female students registered to the Civil Engineering Department rose from 11% last year to 19% this year.