Special Report

Colleges Where Applications Are on the Rise

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70. Butler University, Indiana
> 10-year increase in applications: 156.1%
> 2015-16 applications: 12,937
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 5,056
> Acceptance rate: 73%

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69. Montana State University, Montana
> 10-year increase in applications: 158.1%
> 2015-16 applications: 15,996
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 17,390
> Acceptance rate: 83%

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68. Azusa Pacific University, California
> 10-year increase in applications: 158.5%
> 2015-16 applications: 8,030
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 11,631
> Acceptance rate: 61%

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67. Saint Ambrose University, Iowa
> 10-year increase in applications: 159.0%
> 2015-16 applications: 4,426
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 3,666
> Acceptance rate: 64%

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66. North Carolina Central University, North Carolina
> 10-year increase in applications: 159.3%
> 2015-16 applications: 8,613
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 9,346
> Acceptance rate: 67%

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65. Cornerstone University, Michigan
> 10-year increase in applications: 161.0%
> 2015-16 applications: 2,895
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 3,260
> Acceptance rate: 63%

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64. University of Michigan-Flint, Michigan
> 10-year increase in applications: 161.5%
> 2015-16 applications: 4,033
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 9,914
> Acceptance rate: 65%

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63. The University of Tampa, Florida
> 10-year increase in applications: 163.7%
> 2015-16 applications: 19,947
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 9,067
> Acceptance rate: 48%

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62. Berklee College of Music, Massachusetts
> 10-year increase in applications: 163.8%
> 2015-16 applications: 9,224
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 7,035
> Acceptance rate: 34%

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61. University of Mississippi, Mississippi
> 10-year increase in applications: 164.9%
> 2015-16 applications: 17,918
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 25,966
> Acceptance rate: 78%

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