Special Report

Colleges With the Largest Increases in Applicants

Source: via Facebook / courtesy Wartburg College

30. Wartburg College (Waverly, IA)
> Increase in applications, 2015 to 2020: +123.3% (2,147 to 4,795)
> Acceptance rate: 71.7%
> Total enrollment: 1,563
> Application requirements: GPA required, test scores considered but not required, recommendations required

Source: via Facebook / courtesy of West Virginia State University

29. West Virginia State University (Institute, WV)
> Increase in applications, 2015 to 2020: +124.8% (1,439 to 3,235)
> Acceptance rate: 88.5%
> Total enrollment: 3,638
> Application requirements: GPA required, test scores required, recommendations neither required nor recommended

Source: via Facebook / courtesy of LIU (Long Island University)

28. Long Island University (Brookville, NY)
> Increase in applications, 2015 to 2020: +125.1% (6,371 to 14,341)
> Acceptance rate: 85.0%
> Total enrollment: 15,066
> Application requirements: GPA required, test scores required, recommendations required

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27. University of Arkansas at Little Rock (Little Rock, AR)
> Increase in applications, 2015 to 2020: +125.1% (1,938 to 4,363)
> Acceptance rate: 56.0%
> Total enrollment: 8,899
> Application requirements: GPA required, test scores required, recommendations neither required nor recommended

Source: Courtesy of Alcorn State University via Facebook

26. Alcorn State University (Alcorn State, MS)
> Increase in applications, 2015 to 2020: +127.4% (3,010 to 6,846)
> Acceptance rate: 37.7%
> Total enrollment: 3,230
> Application requirements: GPA required, test scores required, recommendations considered but not required

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