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Tri-Area Students Facing Greater Competition For College Enrollment

Students are hitting the books harder to gain acceptance to universities.
Students are hitting the books harder to gain acceptance to universities. Photo Credit: Facebook

With the importance of a college degree continuing to rise, more students in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are submitting applications to multiple colleges and universities, according to the New York Times.

Students utilizing the Common Application — one application that's completed online and able to be submitted to multiple schools — rose to 920,000 through mid-April, compared with 847,000 at the same time last year, according to the New York Times.

The average student completes 4.4 applications, but many apply to seven or more schools, reported the New York Times.

The increase in applications has caused longer waiting lists, reported the New York Times.

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