There are almost five applications for each available place at the University of Lincoln from this September, as the number of students wanting to study in the city soared by more than 25%.
The University of Lincoln has received more than 15,000 applications for the September 2013 start from the UK and abroad, the highest in its history.
Nationally, the number of applications to universities in the UK has increased by 3.5%, compared to the same point last year, according to data published by UCAS.
Most of the courses at Lincoln are £9,000 per academic year.
The courses that saw the biggest increases in applications are Engineering, up 94.1%, Computer Sciences, up 54.5%, and Nursing, up by 46.6%.
Other popular courses include Law, History and Psychology.
“Lincoln has bucked the trend,” said Elly Sample, Director of Communications, Development and Marketing at the university.
“With an increase in applications seven times the national average, these figures are a testament to our standing as one of the country’s most exciting and innovative universities.
“The University of Lincoln has achieved a meteoric ascent of the league tables due to our continuing investment into the student experience, reflected in our high levels of student satisfaction.
“We boast a wonderful campus in a beautiful safe, historic city and we will be delighted to welcome the next cohort of high achievers to our academic community in September.”