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Cal Poly Pomona sees record increase in fall 2022 applicants – Daily Bulletin

Cal Poly Pomona has received a record number of applications from those vying for a place at the university this fall.

University saw a 21% increase in applications – the highest in the California State University system.

In total, 49,624 potential first-year students submitted applications by December 15, from 41,126 to 2021. The combination of applications from both freshmen and transfer students brings the total to 64,281, another university record, for the third year in a row.

“The increase in applications is a testament to Cal Poly Pomona’s strong reputation for quality education filled with hands-on learning experiences,” Brandon Tuck, director of admissions, said in a press release.

Jacaranda trees grow on the Cal Poly Pomona campus, California Monday, May 28, 2019. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

All students will receive an admissions decision by Friday, April 1, according to Cal Poly Pomona officials.

The 2021 university admission rate for freshmen was 61%, according to spokeswoman Cynthia Peters.

The increase in applicants follows a trend across the CSU system, which saw a 3% increase in applications for fall 2022 compared to 2021, according to preliminary reporting, wrote CSU public relations manager Hazel Kelly in an email this week .

The CSU system – which has 23 campuses and educates about 477,000 students – has seen a total of 830,222 applications since December 15, up from 794,353 at the same time a year ago. A significant increase came in applications for first-year students, 608,569 in total, an increase from 538,002 in 2021.

The increase in applications for first-time students across the CSU system can be attributed to many factors, Kelly wrote, pointing mainly to the increase in reach during the pandemic.

The campuses “made a concerted effort to hold virtual application seminars, individual meetings, and in-person application sessions whenever possible,” Kelly wrote. There were also online tools implemented to assist applicants with questions regarding admissions and financial assistance.

Meanwhile, CSU transfer applications fell 13.5% to 221,653 this year, including an 11% drop in Pomona. Kelly citoi coronavirus pandemic as a cause of decline.

“Enrollment managers attribute the reduction to students having to prioritize obligations such as caring for children or other relatives or finding necessary to work overtime,” Kelly wrote.

Similarly, the University of California saw a record number of applications for the fall semester 2022. In total, 210,840 applications were received for first year students, an increase of 3.5% from fall 2021.

Across the nine-campus system, the percentage of applicants for first-year students in California and applicants for community-based college transfer from low-income families rose to 46% and 56%, respectively, the data show.

“The University of California remains an institution of choice for so many prospective working students,” President Michael V. Drake said in a press release last month. “This diverse group of students has shown their commitment to pursuing higher education and we are excited to want to join us at UC.”

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