Special Report

Colleges With the Largest Increases in Applicants

Source: Courtesy of Grambling State University via Facebook

25. Grambling State University (Grambling, LA)
> Increase in applications, 2015 to 2020: +127.5% (3,584 to 8,153)
> Acceptance rate: 93.2%
> Total enrollment: 5,438
> Application requirements: GPA required, test scores considered but not required, recommendations neither required nor recommended

Source: via Facebook / courtesy Saint Augustine's University

24. Saint Augustine’s University (Raleigh, NC)
> Increase in applications, 2015 to 2020: +128.1% (2,581 to 5,887)
> Acceptance rate: 67.3%
> Total enrollment: 1,110
> Application requirements: GPA required, test scores required, recommendations recommended

23. Otis College of Art and Design (Los Angeles, CA)
> Increase in applications, 2015 to 2020: +130.3% (1,017 to 2,342)
> Acceptance rate: 80.3%
> Total enrollment: 1,073
> Application requirements: GPA considered but not required, test scores considered but not required, recommendations considered but not required

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22. New Jersey City University (Jersey City, NJ)
> Increase in applications, 2015 to 2020: +134.7% (2,789 to 6,545)
> Acceptance rate: 96.3%
> Total enrollment: 7,550
> Application requirements: GPA required, test scores recommended, recommendations required

Source: Courtesy of University of Illinois at Springfield

21. University of Illinois Springfield (Springfield, IL)
> Increase in applications, 2015 to 2020: +138.5% (1,524 to 3,634)
> Acceptance rate: 77.3%
> Total enrollment: 4,146
> Application requirements: GPA required, test scores considered but not required, recommendations considered but not required

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