Northwestern sets record for most applications ever, increasing 9 percent from last year

Northwestern broke its previous record for the highest number of applications received this year, drawing 35,034 first-year applications. Prospective students had to submit their Regular Decision applications to the University by Jan 1., adding an additional 32,012 applications to the already 3,022 students who applied Early Decision. The combination of Early Decision and Regular Decision applications went up 9 percent this year, said associate provost for university enrollment Michael Mills, and the University eclipsed its previous record set two years ago with 33,674 applications. Mills said he expects the final acceptance rate to be about 11 percent. Mills attributes the higher application numbers to NU excelling in distinguishing itself from other schools. “We have had a more focused message about what we think is unique about the undergraduate experience here…


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