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Feb. 18: Record Number of Students Apply to Carnegie Mellon for Fall 2011

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Record Number of Students Apply
To Carnegie Mellon for Fall 2011

PITTSBURGH—A record number of prospective students have applied for undergraduate admission to Carnegie Mellon University for the 2011-2012 school year.  
As of Feb. 1, the university's Office of Undergraduate Admission reports that 16,497 students have applied for fall 2011. This is a 6.5 percent increase over the previous record of 15,496 applicants for the 2010-2011 school year.
“This applicant pool is by far the most talented and diverse in our history,” said Michael Steidel, director of undergraduate admission. “It will make our work in selecting a class the most challenging we’ve experienced to date.”