Admission Applications Up Almost 14 Percent


With the close of the final deadline for admission for fall 2017, the University has achieved a 12th consecutive record for freshman applications. The 40,792 applications received as of Jan. 18 reflects an increase of 13.7 percent from the previous year. It’s also the second-largest increase in the past 25 years.

“We continue to be humbled by the interest shown in us by so many terrific students from all over the world,” said Stephen Farmer, vice provost for enrollment and undergraduate admissions. “We know that these young people have many choices for college, and we are grateful that they are considering Carolina. We will treat every one of them with the greatest care and respect.”

Those who applied in October received their decisions by the end of January; those who applied in January should receive their decisions by the end of March.

The University will accept transfer applications through Feb. 15 from students enrolled at other institutions.

“Transfer admission continues to be a popular option for students who aren’t joining us right out of high school or need more time to get ready,” Farmer said.

Carolina expects to enroll a freshman class of 4,200 and an additional 800 transfer students.

For more about admissions at Carolina, see the Carolina Alumni Review’s 20-year archive of reports at


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