College applications on rise

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Michael Goot - The Sunday Gazette

Applications to Union have reached an all-time high, marking one of the most competitive years in the College's admissions history.

The 5,508 students who applied for 575 slots in the Class of 2016 represent an increase of 7 percent from a year ago and a 4 percent jump from the previous record of 5,271 who sought admission to the Class of 2012. This marks the third time in Union's history that applications have surpassed the 5,000 mark.