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San Diego State Sees Record Number Of Applicants

San Diego State University
San Diego State University

San Diego State University reported Tuesday that a record 83,300 freshman and undergraduate transfer student applications were received during the fall application period.

The total is a 3 percent increase over last year, and the fifth straight year that a record was set, according to SDSU.

"We are excited to again see record interest in our academic programs," SDSU President Elliot Hirshman said. "This interest reflects the dedicated efforts of our talented faculty and staff members, our growing national reputation and the extraordinary achievements of our alumni and current students."


Among the fall undergraduate applications are 59,953 would-be freshmen and 22,817 transfer students, up 3 and 2 percent, respectively, over last year.

International students have until May 2016 to apply for admission to SDSU, so the final application number will be marginally higher.