Education
4:25 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

University Of Michigan Again Receives Record Number Of Applications

Once again a record number of students applied to the University of Michigan.  It's the 8th consecutive year U of M's admissions office has set a record for applications received.

Credit Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU
89.1 WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports for the 8th straight year the University of Michigan has received a record number of applications.

The nearly 50,000 applications for the 2014-15 school year is over 6 percent higher than last year's record.

Vice provost of academic affairs Lester Monts attributed the rising number of applications to the "superior resources and opportunities" offered by the school.

While the number of applications continue to climb, the university expects freshman enrollment to remain around 6,200 students.  Final enrollment won't be known until the fall but so far nearly 6,800 students have paid their deposit to attend, out of nearly 16,000 students that were accepted.

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— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him acluley@emich.edu.