JAMILA1), NUNIK PURWANINGSIH1)
This research aims to give an alternative method in selection process used in selecting students with the best achievement by applying AHP model. AHP is a functional hierarchy model with human perception as its main input and has ability to solve multi criteria problem based on importance comparison of each criteria. The steps of AHP method start from defining problem and determining goal, making ahierarchical structure of criteria andalternatives, making a pair comparison matrix, doing pair comparison, computing eigen value, checking its consistency for all hierarchy level. Functional hierarchy of AHP can solve complex problems with many criteria (multi criteria). By determining it into levels, a decision maker can focus his mind only on small group of criteria so that the decision will be more realistic.
Keywords: Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), multi criteria, hierarchical structure, matrix, eigenvalue, consistency