Universities in Leeds said they have been busy in clearing but still have some places available after the long wait for A-level results came to an end.
Nationally, record number of students are heading to university, with 401,540 already accepted on to degree courses this year, Ucas figures show.
However, this year has also seen more top universities looking to clearing to help them recruit students.
The Ucas clearing system is traditionally used to help students without a firm offer of a place find course vacancies.
Leeds University was one of the members of the elite Russell Group universities which has places in the Ucas clearing system this year. A spokeswoman said: “The university has performed strongly and is delighted with the calibre of students who are coming to Leeds in September. There are still some places for students with good exam results.”
Leeds Metropolitan University said it still had around 400 places to fill yesterday evening.
Dr Paul Smith, deputy vice chancellor (strategic development) said: “Clearing has been very busy with a high demand for courses at Leeds Metropolitan University. We continue to try to place as many applicants as we can but demand for the most popular courses is high.
“We still have approximately 400 places across a range of courses to fill.”
Leeds Trinity, the city’s newest university, said it had a few places remaining.
This year’s A-levels have seen pupils across the city celebrating top grades. Bruntcliffe School, in Morley, was among those celebrating record results with its highest ever student point score.
Head teacher Heather Scott said: “It’s fantastic to see our hard work paying off. Our students have worked incredibly conscientiously throughout their time at Bruntcliffe School to make sure that they could achieve their potential.”
One-in-ten sixth formers will now go to a Russell Group university.
The school also reported success for its students through clearing. Among them were twins Twins Olivia and Robert Jones have both been accepted at Hull University through clearing to study psychology and biomedical science respectively.
At Boston Spa School there were two sets of twins celebrating A-level success. Chris and Nick Holmes achieved straight A grades in the same subjects. Chris Holmes achieved an A* and two As in maths, chemistry and physics while Nick Holmes earned three As. Brooke and Kelsey Preston also did well with Kelsey getting AAB grades while Brooke earned ABB and a distinction in BTEC ICT.