Colleges Where Applications Are on the Rise

Print Email

Source: Solidago / Getty Images

40. Montana State University, Montana
> 5 yr. increase in applications: 69.9%
> 2016-2017 applications: 15,996
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 14,652
> Acceptance rate: 82.9%
> Avg. annual cost: $15,411

Source: Mikejuinwind123 / Wikimedia Commons

39. University of California-Irvine, California
> 5 yr. increase in applications: 70.1%
> 2016-2017 applications: 77,816
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 29,307
> Acceptance rate: 40.6%
> Avg. annual cost: $13,944

Source: Rdikeman / Wikimedia Commons

38. Case Western Reserve University, Ohio
> 5 yr. increase in applications: 70.6%
> 2016-2017 applications: 23,115
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 5,150
> Acceptance rate: 35.4%
> Avg. annual cost: $34,973

Source: Thomson200 / Wikimedia Commons

37. LIU Brooklyn, New York
> 5 yr. increase in applications: 70.6%
> 2016-2017 applications: 7,273
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 3,945
> Acceptance rate: 87.5%
> Avg. annual cost: $26,771

Source: peterspiro / iStock

36. Ohio State University-Main Campus, Ohio
> 5 yr. increase in applications: 71.8%
> 2016-2017 applications: 44,845
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 45,946
> Acceptance rate: 54.1%
> Avg. annual cost: $18,042

Source: toddmedia / Getty Images

35. The University of Alabama, Alabama
> 5 yr. increase in applications: 72.7%
> 2016-2017 applications: 38,237
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 33,305
> Acceptance rate: 52.6%
> Avg. annual cost: $19,993

Source: Daniel Hartwig / Wikimedia Commons

34. Ball State University, Indiana
> 5 yr. increase in applications: 72.9%
> 2016-2017 applications: 24,735
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 17,004
> Acceptance rate: 62.3%
> Avg. annual cost: $13,535

Source: Nandaro / Wikimedia Commons

33. Pace University-New York, New York
> 5 yr. increase in applications: 73.9%
> 2016-2017 applications: 18,470
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 8,674
> Acceptance rate: 83.7%
> Avg. annual cost: $31,734

Source: Megan Miller / Wikimedia Commons

32. Temple University, Pennsylvania
> 5 yr. increase in applications: 74.6%
> 2016-2017 applications: 33,139
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 29,580
> Acceptance rate: 52.2%
> Avg. annual cost: $22,940

Source: opalsson / Flickr

31. University of California-San Diego, California
> 5 yr. increase in applications: 75.1%
> 2016-2017 applications: 84,208
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 28,587
> Acceptance rate: 35.7%
> Avg. annual cost: $14,616