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Frosh and Transfer Applications Surge

Fall 2013 Frosh and Transfer Applications Surge

How crowded will campus be next fall? Expect the same as this fall, given strong applicant interest in SJSU (Christina Olivas photo).

Demand for an SJSU degree remains super strong, with more than 43,000 students applying for admission in fall 2013 as freshmen, transfers or credential candidates by the Nov. 30 deadline.

This number will grow given SJSU is still accepting applications from international, graduate and doctorate of nursing practice candidates. Apply now.

So far, more than 27,000 students have applied for admission as freshmen, a nearly 10 percent increase over last year. More than 15,300 students have applied as transfers, jumping nearly 22 percent over last year.

This was likely driven by pent up demand from community college students given SJSU was forced to close for spring 2013 admissions due to the state budget crunch, a situation the passage of Proposition 30 could alleviate.

How many fall 2013 freshmen and transfer applicants will end up enrolling? In fall 2012, SJSU enrolled nearly 7,000 freshmen and transfers.

Also notable was the surge in credential applicants. More than 1,300 people applied for admission to SJSU’s Connie L. Lurie College of Education credential programs, up more than 12 percent from last year.

Many factors may be contributing to the overall surge in applications, including demographics, the value of a college degree, relatively low tuition and fees, the online application process through CSU Mentor and, for SJSU, a superb location in Silicon Valley and near all Northern California has to offer.

Read a related CSU news release.