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Temple University sees increase in applications

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 29, 2016 10:58 AM
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(Philadelphia) -- Temple University is experiencing an uptick in student applications. 

The school has seen an increase of more than 15 percent in applications for the fall 2016 semester over last year. 

More than 32,600 applications had been submitted as of last week. 

William Black, senior vice provost of enrollment management, says he expects that number to climb to about 34,000.

Last year, the university received a record 30,000 applications.  

Some at the university are attributing some of that increase to the success of the football team.

President Neil Theobald says college football is the "front porch" of university life.  

He says the university's decision to allow students to opt out of submitting standardized test scores continues to drive applications.  


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