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Applicants to state universities through the State Higher Education Entrance National Selection (SNMPTN) decreased from year to year. This is in line with the enforcement of registrant quota which is limited based on school accreditation. This method is optimized to capture achieving students. The results of the selection of new students through report card achievements or non-academic achievement through SNMPTN in SMA/SMK equivalents this year was announced online, Wednesday (26/4). A total of 101,906 people were admitted at 78 state universities. They were selected from 517,116 registrants.
Chairman of the Central Committee of SNMPTN 2017 Ravik Karsidi said, since 2016, determining applicants through the SNMPTN path is done by ranking based on school accreditation. Thus, screening is more optimal because the number of screened students is reduced, according to school accreditation.
Ravik said, SMA/equivalents with A accreditation can only register 50 percent of their best students. Those accredited B are set at 30 percent, accredited C as much as 10 percent. As for those not yet accredited are pegged at 5 percent.
Director General of Learning and Student Affairs Kemristek Dikti Intan Ahmad said this holding of SNMPTN is to provide the widest opportunity for students with good academic grades to be able to enter PTN. This system is also to ensure the PTN to become a platform open for all children of the nation who excel.