Long Beach,
23
January
2018
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08:49 PM
America/Los_Angeles

Long Beach State University Sets Record With More Than 102,000 Undergraduate Applications for Fall 2018 Term

Transfer applications projected to be No. 1 in the U.S.

Summary

Applications by new students for admission at Long Beach State University for the upcoming fall 2018 term again reached an all-time high. The campus received more than 102,000 total undergraduate applications.

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Contact: Jeff.Bliss@csulb.edu / 562-985-5109

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2018) – Applications by new students for admission at Long Beach State University for the upcoming fall 2018 term again reached an all-time high. The campus received more than 102,000 total undergraduate applications.

The numbers include more than 69,000 applications from first-time freshmen and more than 33,000 from transfer students. In addition, more than 5,400 prospective graduate and credential students have applied to date. The total applications were the most received by any of the California State University campuses, and the number of transfer applications is projected to be the top among all U.S. colleges and universities.

“These numbers are remarkable,” President Jane Close Conoley said. “Long Beach State University continues to attract record numbers of prospective students in large part because of our strong faculty and staff, who deliver an outstanding education.”

These 102,000-plus undergraduate applicants are competing for approximately 8,500 available seats. While efforts to improve graduation rates have resulted in more opportunities for new students to attend the university, its ability to meet the demands of the tens of thousands of qualified applicants seeking a high-quality education is constrained by limited state support.

An initiative to improve college-going rates of students in the region is the Long Beach College Promise partnership. Applications submitted by Promise students seeking to transfer from partner institution Long Beach City College have increased over the last four years. More than 800 Long Beach Unified School District graduates enrolled as freshmen at Long Beach State University last year, up 56 percent since the start of the Long Beach Promise Initiative nearly 10 years ago.

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About the campus: Long Beach State University is a teaching-intensive, research-driven university committed to providing highly valued undergraduate and graduate degrees critical for success in the globally minded 21st century. Annually ranked among the best universities in the West and among the best values in the entire nation, the university’s eight colleges serve more than 37,500 students. The campus values and is recognized for rich educational opportunities provided by excellent faculty and staff, exceptional degree programs, diversity of its student body, fiduciary and administrative responsibility and the positive contributions faculty, staff, students and more than 300,000 alumni make on society.