Calls for clearing places at Anglia Ruskin University are up 4% on the same time last year.
The university, with centres in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough, had received more than 2,000 calls by 3pm on Thursday.
A spokesman said: "The most popular courses in Clearing this year are Law, History, Accounting & Finance, Mental Health Nursing, Social Work, Education & Childhood Studies, Optometry and Psychology."
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Universities across the East of England are dealing with thousands of calls from students trying to find places.