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UCSB and Cal Poly reach record number of fall applications

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Cal Poly and UCSB again set school records for the number of applications received by first-time freshmen and transfer students looking to enroll at the schools for the 2018-19 school year.  

UC Santa Barbara received 109,803 applications from prospective freshmen and transfer students looking to enroll at the school in the fall of 2018.  Of the applications received, 92,017 were from prospective freshmen, a 12 percent increase over last year.  

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo received more than 65,507 applications to make it the largest undergraduate application pool in the school's history.  "This includes 54,732 first-time freshmen and 10,775 upper-division transfer students seeking to attend Cal Poly," said James Maraviglia, associate vice provost for marketing and enrollment development.  

The increase in applications comes after Cal Poly was sent scrambling to find space for nearly 1,200 students for the fall 2017 quarter after more students than expected accepted the university's offer of admission.  To handle the increase, 1,000 beds were added to on campus resident halls and apartments.

Cal Poly's new housing development, the yak?it?ut?u Residential Community will be ready for fall of 2018 and will house another 1,500 students, but the school expects the number of students who accept an enrollment offer will be lower than the 2017-18 school year.

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