UC San Diego has received about 82,000 applications for fall 2013 admission, while San Diego State University reported Wednesday that nearly 75,000 prospective students applied—setting a new school record.
UCSD received more than 67,000 freshmen applications and 15,000 more from transfer students, according to a school tweet on Tuesday. A spokeswoman at the campus in La Jolla said exact data would be released next month.
School officials said applicants should have an answer by mid-March.
San Diego State reported Wednesday that its previous record total was 68,968 undergraduate applications for fall 2012.
“We are extremely pleased to see a record number of students expressing interest in attending San Diego State,” said SDSU President Elliot Hirshman. “This interest reflects the strength of our academic programs, including opportunities for internships, undergraduate research experiences, and international study, as well as the richness and diversity of our campus life.”
The number of freshmen applicants totaled 53,913, up 7 percent from last year. The university received 20,545 upper division transfer applications, up 12 percent from last year.
Those who applied to SDSU will receive notice of acceptance in March. The California State University system received more than 763,000 undergraduate applications from Oct. 1 to Nov. 30, much higher than the 679,000 received last year.
—City News Service