Colleges Where Applications Are on the Rise

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60. Central Washington University, Washington
> 5 yr. increase in applications: 59.2%
> 2016-2017 applications: 7,255
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 12,080
> Acceptance rate: 79.7%
> Avg. annual cost: $14,124

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59. Murray State University, Kentucky
> 5 yr. increase in applications: 59.7%
> 2016-2017 applications: 6,479
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 8,559
> Acceptance rate: 85.4%
> Avg. annual cost: $11,562

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58. California State University-Bakersfield, California
> 5 yr. increase in applications: 60.1%
> 2016-2017 applications: 8,487
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 8,814
> Acceptance rate: 67.8%
> Avg. annual cost: $6,794

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57. Colorado College, Colorado
> 5 yr. increase in applications: 60.5%
> 2016-2017 applications: 7,894
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,107
> Acceptance rate: 16.0%
> Avg. annual cost: $29,528

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56. Trinity University, Texas
> 5 yr. increase in applications: 61.0%
> 2016-2017 applications: 7,255
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,395
> Acceptance rate: 40.7%
> Avg. annual cost: $28,540

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55. University of California-Riverside, California
> 5 yr. increase in applications: 61.0%
> 2016-2017 applications: 42,629
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 20,073
> Acceptance rate: 66.3%
> Avg. annual cost: $12,404

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54. Miami University-Oxford, Ohio
> 5 yr. increase in applications: 61.1%
> 2016-2017 applications: 29,771
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 17,147
> Acceptance rate: 65.4%
> Avg. annual cost: $20,316

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53. Southern Connecticut State University, Connecticut
> 5 yr. increase in applications: 61.8%
> 2016-2017 applications: 8,625
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 7,947
> Acceptance rate: 63.5%
> Avg. annual cost: $15,234

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52. University of California-Berkeley, California
> 5 yr. increase in applications: 63.9%
> 2016-2017 applications: 82,561
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 30,574
> Acceptance rate: 16.9%
> Avg. annual cost: $18,178

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51. Rowan University, New Jersey
> 5 yr. increase in applications: 64.2%
> 2016-2017 applications: 13,520
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 15,401
> Acceptance rate: 71.0%
> Avg. annual cost: $19,246