MSU says record applications for this year's class

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EAST LANSING, MI (WILX) - Michigan State University is proud to announce record applications for the upcoming school year.

In a recent press release the university stated that more than 8,500 students are predicted to start their first year at Michigan State on Aug. 28, comfortably reaching MSU’s admissions goal behind record applications.

“I’m looking forward to greeting this big group as we begin our Spartan journey together,” said President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., who became MSU’s 21st president Aug. 1. “We’ll all be experiencing new things — figuring out how to navigate campus, finding our favorite dining hall, making new friends and joining a scholarly community with deep land-grant roots working to make a difference in the world.”

This year MSU started a new "Common Application" which in turn saw equaled more than 44,000 total applications.

MSU says numbers from domestic out-of-state applicants nearly doubled, and international applications grew by one-third.

Also, Michigan residents account for approximately 75% of the freshman class, expected to be the largest among all higher education institutions in Michigan, they say.

“Recruiting this class was a campus-wide effort, both from internal and external partners,” said John Ambrose, interim executive director for admissions and recruitment. “We’ve worked hard to address the cost of education and other shifting generational expectations. By putting students needs first, MSU remains a destination of choice for higher education.”

The university’s enrollment projection is based on the number of admitted students who paid deposits. Final enrollment numbers will not be available until after the university’s deadline for tuition refunds Sept. 23.

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