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UW receives record number of applications — again
A record-breaking number of students have applied to the University of Washington for fall 2016. The biggest growth is coming from outside the state.
The University of Washington has again set a record for applications, recording another double-digit increase in the percent of students who want to study at the Seattle campus. The application boom is driven largely by out-of-state and international students who want to come here. In five years, the number of out-of-state students applying to the UW has more than doubled. The admissions office received 6,500 more applications than last year — an 18 percent jump — by the December deadline. That topped last year’s increase of 16 percent, which in itself was a record breaker for the school.