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The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) campus has been filled with senior high school students looking to pursue college education in the University.

Thousands of students took the PLM Admission Test on March 19 and 26, the first of a series of exam dates for freshmen in the upcoming Academic Year 2023-2024. They are part of the more than 51,000 applicants who submitted application requirements by the March 9 deadline.

Initial data showed that applicants are coming from towns and cities throughout the country. PLM has been accepting enrollees from other cities and provinces as it receives funding from the national government’s Unified Financial Assistance System or UniFAST program that complements the annual budgetary subsidy from the national government.

By type of high school, 39% of PLM freshmen applicants come from public schools while 61% are private school students. A total of 91% of these senior high school students were enrolled under the academic track, with the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or STEM strand the choice of 51% of applicants. This is followed by Accountancy, Business and Management (22%) and Humanities and Social Sciences (15%). Meanwhile, 8% belonged to the technical vocational track.

By sex, 68% of applicants are female while 32% are male.

Subsequent PLMAT dates are set on April 2, 16, 23, and 30; May 7, 14, 21, and 28; and June 4 and 11, 2023. Exam schedules, requirements, and further instructions have been sent to the registered email addresses of applicants.