Special Report

Colleges With the Largest Increases in Applicants

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40. Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Boston, MA)
> Increase in applications, 2015 to 2020: +110.3% (1,273 to 2,677)
> Acceptance rate: 70.3%
> Total enrollment: 1,894
> Application requirements: GPA required, test scores neither required nor recommended, recommendations required

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39. Arizona State University Campus Immersion (Tempe, AZ)
> Increase in applications, 2015 to 2020: +110.9% (25,380 to 53,516)
> Acceptance rate: 88.4%
> Total enrollment: 74,795
> Application requirements: GPA recommended, test scores required, recommendations neither required nor recommended

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38. Fisk University (Nashville, TN)
> Increase in applications, 2015 to 2020: +111.2% (3,004 to 6,345)
> Acceptance rate: 66.5%
> Total enrollment: 911
> Application requirements: GPA required, test scores required, recommendations required

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37. University of Nebraska at Kearney (Kearney, NE)
> Increase in applications, 2015 to 2020: +113.4% (2,511 to 5,359)
> Acceptance rate: 88.4%
> Total enrollment: 6,225
> Application requirements: GPA required, test scores required, recommendations considered but not required

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36. Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
> Increase in applications, 2015 to 2020: +113.5% (29,828 to 63,691)
> Acceptance rate: 32.5%
> Total enrollment: 43,569
> Application requirements: GPA required, test scores required, recommendations neither required nor recommended

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