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SUTD takes in 17% more students this year

Quality of 332 admitted is 'high' amid space for 500

Published on May 9, 2014 8:12 AM
Pie cafe co-owner Sean Gwee and Ms Porndee Chua, who has a degree in natural sciences from Cambridge University, are among SUTD's latest batch of 332 undergraduates. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

After admitting 283 students last year, the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) has opened its doors further this time by taking in 332 for its latest cohort.

The third batch of undergraduates - 17 per cent bigger than the previous one - will start classes next week.

A spokesman for the school, which has space for 500 for each cohort, said that the quality of new students "continues to be high", though no further details were given.

Its intake numbers had, in the past, raised questions about whether the institution was being too selective. When it opened in 2012, it received more than 4,000 applications and admitted 340.

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