Freshman applications up 30% at University of Wisconsin System

An increase in college applications at UW System universities is a direct result of several strategy changes made by school officials.

With a nearly 30 percent increase in enrollment over each of the last two years, university officials said applicants by Wisconsin residents, first-generation students, and underrepresented minorities are also up.

The UW System made changes including waiving application fees, creating a new electronic application (EApp), allowing students to use a single application for multiple universities, and suspending the requirement that students take the ACT which they credit to the increase.

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