Cal Poly received a record-breaking number of applications for the 2016-17 school year with 57,000 freshmen and transfer students seeking enrollment.

“This was the largest undergraduate applicant pool in Cal Poly history with 48,215 first-time freshmen and 8,553 upper division transfers submitting on-time applications,” Associate Vice Provost for Marketing and Enrollment Development James Maraviglia said.

It’s a 2.8 percent increase from the 46,897 incoming freshmen who applied in 2014 and a 7.7 percent rise in the number of transfer student applications.

Along with Cal Poly, this is the sixth consecutive year the California State Universities (CSU) received record-breaking numbers for fall enrollment.

According to the CSU Chancellor’s Office, more than 830,000 applications were submitted by prospective students for fall 2016 — a 4.8 percent increase and more than 40,000 applications over last year’s total, which doesn’t include international applications.

Acceptance decisions should be announced well before the April 1 national acknowledgment date. Fall 2016 classes begin Sept. 22.

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