Special Report

Colleges With the Largest Increases in Applicants

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5. Savannah State University (Savannah, GA)
> Increase in applications, 2015 to 2020: +240.1% (2,950 to 10,032)
> Acceptance rate: 46.1%
> Total enrollment: 3,488
> Application requirements: GPA required, test scores required, recommendations neither required nor recommended

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4. Albany State University (Albany, GA)
> Increase in applications, 2015 to 2020: +248.6% (2,196 to 7,655)
> Acceptance rate: 73.0%
> Total enrollment: 6,509
> Application requirements: GPA required, test scores considered but not required, recommendations neither required nor recommended

3. Jacksonville State University (Jacksonville, AL)
> Increase in applications, 2015 to 2020: +254.4% (3,085 to 10,932)
> Acceptance rate: 63.7%
> Total enrollment: 9,238
> Application requirements: GPA required, test scores required, recommendations neither required nor recommended

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2. St. Thomas University (Miami Gardens, FL)
> Increase in applications, 2015 to 2020: +259.8% (1,570 to 5,649)
> Acceptance rate: 59.6%
> Total enrollment: 5,601
> Application requirements: GPA required, test scores considered but not required, recommendations considered but not required

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1. Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester, NH)
> Increase in applications, 2015 to 2020: +865.3% (3,848 to 37,143)
> Acceptance rate: 93.5%
> Total enrollment: 134,345
> Application requirements: GPA required, test scores neither required nor recommended, recommendations required

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