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U of Illinois sees record number of applications

Updated: April 27, 2013 5:49PM

A record number of applications has been submitted to the University of Illinois for the coming school year — 33,178. That’s almost 2,000 more than last year.

Applications were up in all categories — among Illinois residents, out-of-state students and international students.

Stacey Kostell, the university’s director of undergraduate admissions, says the growth in the number of in-state applicants, which made up slightly more than half of the total, is seen as a success because there are fewer high school graduates in Illinois this year.

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