IELTS report about US University applications
The chart given below shows information about student applications at 3 US universities in four faculty areas over the period between 1990 and 2010. Write a report summarising the information.
The given bar graph depicts information regarding the number of students who applied for various faculty areas such as biology, engineering, business and social work at three US universities between 1990 and 2010.
The graph clearly shows that student applications for engineering and biology declined considerably during the given period. By contrast, the number of students who applied for business and social work increased dramatically.
While in 1990, 4000 students applied for engineering, the corresponding number for business studies was just half of it (2000 applications). During the next ten years, engineering became less popular and applications dropped to 2500. The same downward trend continued during the next ten years as well and applications dropped to just over 500 in 2010.
Biology courses also lost their popularity during the 20 years from 1990 to 2010. Applications for biology related courses were 3000 in 1990 and reduced to half of that in 2000 (1500 applications). In 2010, less than 1000 students opted for biology.
On the contrary, business studies which had received just 2000 applications in 1990 became the most popular course in 2010 with 4000 applications. Meanwhile, applications for social work also rose and almost doubled from 1000 to 2000 during this twenty year period.