Washington University received a record number of applicants for the class of 2021, with the final total coming in at more than 30,464 students who applied, Chancellor Mark Wrighton announced to the board of trustees Friday. The total number of applicants reflects a 4 percent increase from last year, which saw 29,197 applicants, and a 28 percent increase since 2008, with 22,005.
Now, according to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, 12.4 percent of this year’s freshman class, the class of 2020, is black. That number ties the University for first place—with Columbia University—among top-ranked research universities.
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