Special Report

Colleges Where Applications Are on the Rise

Source: Mark Baldwin / Shutterstock.com

60. Lewis University, Illinois
> 10-year increase in applications: 166.6%
> 2015-16 applications: 6,199
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 8,258
> Acceptance rate: 59%

Source: Andrea Catenaro / Shutterstock.com

59. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York
> 10-year increase in applications: 169.4%
> 2015-16 applications: 18,524
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 7,064
> Acceptance rate: 44%

Source: Daderot / Wikimedia commons

58. University of Massachusetts-Boston, Massachusetts
> 10-year increase in applications: 169.7%
> 2015-16 applications: 9,886
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 21,391
> Acceptance rate: 69%

Source: Brian Ach/Getty Images for Nolcha

57. Stevenson University, Maryland
> 10-year increase in applications: 170.4%
> 2015-16 applications: 5,856
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 4,912
> Acceptance rate: 61%

Source: Balaji810 / Wikimedia Commons

56. Cleveland State University, Ohio
> 10-year increase in applications: 170.9%
> 2015-16 applications: 8,528
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 20,452
> Acceptance rate: 87%

Source: Jon Bilous / Shutterstock.com

55. Robert Morris University, Pennsylvania
> 10-year increase in applications: 173.2%
> 2015-16 applications: 7,164
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 6,110
> Acceptance rate: 80%

Source: Thinkstock

54. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, Washington
> 10-year increase in applications: 173.3%
> 2015-16 applications: 43,517
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 50,374
> Acceptance rate: 45%

Source: Stan9999 / Wikimedia Commons

53. The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas
> 10-year increase in applications: 174.0%
> 2015-16 applications: 12,686
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 27,579
> Acceptance rate: 68%

Source: Wikimedia Commons

52. West Texas A & M University, Texas
> 10-year increase in applications: 177.1%
> 2015-16 applications: 6,163
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 11,386
> Acceptance rate: 60%

Source: Sean Pavone / Shutterstock.com

51. Vanderbilt University, Tennessee
> 10-year increase in applications: 178.2%
> 2015-16 applications: 32,442
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 13,389
> Acceptance rate: 11%

Sponsored: Find a Qualified Financial Advisor

Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to 3 fiduciary financial advisors in your area in 5 minutes. Each advisor has been vetted by SmartAsset and is held to a fiduciary standard to act in your best interests. If you’re ready to be matched with local advisors that can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.