U of Oregon applications grow at swift pace

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Officials at the University of Oregon say they've received a record number of applications this spring.

More than 22,000 high school students submitted applications, a 22 percent increase over last year. And since 2000, the number has jumped by 273 percent.

Vice provost for enrollment management Roger Thompson tells the Register-Guard his office is as busy as it's ever been but it's a good problem to have.

Almost all of the growth in applications has come from out of state. Nonresident applications grew to 13,269 last year, up 315 percent from 4,185 in 2000.

The number of students who apply does not translate directly into how many will enroll. Last year, 18,065 applications were submitted and 81 percent were admitted but only 27 percent of those admitted actually enrolled.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com