The CommonApp Numbers
Written by Lisa Bleich
Over 750,000 students applied to colleges using the Common Application in 2013-14. That represents a 13% increase over last year. 9.1% of those applying were international students and 28.6% first generation college students (meaning neither parent had a four year degree). Females continue to outpace males in applications 55% to 45%. Here is a graphic that breaks down the data.
Even with all the initial bumps in the roll out of the new Common Application this year, more members have joined for the 2014-15 cycle. Click here for a list of new members.