Special Report

Colleges With the Largest Increases in Applicants

20. Hawaii Pacific University (Honolulu, HI)
> Increase in applications, 2015 to 2020: +140.5% (3,449 to 8,296)
> Acceptance rate: 81.4%
> Total enrollment: 4,243
> Application requirements: GPA required, test scores considered but not required, recommendations recommended

Source: via Facebook / courtesy of Regent University

19. Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA)
> Increase in applications, 2015 to 2020: +142.5% (1,699 to 4,120)
> Acceptance rate: 50.4%
> Total enrollment: 10,483
> Application requirements: GPA required, test scores required, recommendations neither required nor recommended

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18. University of Montevallo (Montevallo, AL)
> Increase in applications, 2015 to 2020: +144.8% (2,024 to 4,954)
> Acceptance rate: 60.5%
> Total enrollment: 2,600
> Application requirements: GPA required, test scores required, recommendations neither required nor recommended

Source: via Facebook / courtesy of Dean College

17. Dean College (Franklin, MA)
> Increase in applications, 2015 to 2020: +145.5% (2,411 to 5,919)
> Acceptance rate: 70.5%
> Total enrollment: 1,180
> Application requirements: GPA required, test scores considered but not required, recommendations considered but not required

Source: via Facebook / courtesy of Defiance College

16. Defiance College (Defiance, OH)
> Increase in applications, 2015 to 2020: +149.7% (1,210 to 3,021)
> Acceptance rate: 54.9%
> Total enrollment: 607
> Application requirements: GPA required, test scores considered but not required, recommendations considered but not required

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