The 10 U.S. Colleges With the Biggest Application Drops


Many small, private liberal colleges are seeing fewer high school seniors apply

More than 20 million students are expected to return to college quads this fall, a 24 percent increase from 2000. Still, the enrollment surge doesn’t mean that all colleges have gotten more popular. Some expensive private colleges have experienced significant drops in the number of high school seniors applying, according to a recent report. Elite Boston College has suffered the biggest plunge.

Applications to the school in the 2013-2014 academic year (the most recent for which there’s data) fell 28 percent from the year before, the biggest drop of any school ranked by education research website SmartClass in a recent report. SmartClass used Department of Education data to rank application levels at the top 200 “Smart Rated” colleges—a measure that combines financial affordability, career readiness, admissions selectivity, and expert opinion and academic excellence at colleges…

The 10 U.S. Colleges With the Biggest Application Drops

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