Jan. 15, 2016

Contact: Matt Lazier
805-756-7109; mlazier@calpoly.edu

Cal Poly Fall Enrollment Applications Set Another Record

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly received a record number of applications with nearly 57,000 first-time freshmen and transfer students seeking to enroll for the 2016-17 school year.

“This was the largest undergraduate applicant pool in Cal Poly history with 48,215 first-time freshmen and 8,553 upper division transfers submitting on-time applications,” said James Maraviglia, associate vice provost for marketing and enrollment development.

It was a 2.8 percent increase from the 46,897 incoming freshmen who applied in 2014 and a 7.7 percent rise in the number of transfer students who applied.

Nearly one in four (22.54 percent) freshmen applicants and 14.35 percent of transfer students only applied to Cal Poly between Oct. 1 and the Nov. 30 deadline.

Acceptance decisions should be announced well before the April 1 national acknowledgment date. Fall classes begin Sept. 22.

For the sixth consecutive year, the California State University received a record number of applications for fall enrollment.

More than 830,000 applications were submitted by prospective students for fall 2016 — a 4.8 percent increase and more than 40,000 applications over last year’s total, according to the CSU Chancellor’s Office. This unprecedented number of applications to the CSU’s 23 campuses reflects the growth in demand for high-quality public higher education in the Golden State

The counts do not include applications submitted through the international application module.

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