College Rankings - Most Applicants Per Year

Applying to college means competing with other students for a spot in a class. Competition at these schools is high because these colleges and universities receive the most applications per year.

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1
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
61,556
2
UC San Diego
La Jolla, CA
53,449
3
University of California - Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
52,982
4
St. John's University - New York
Queens, NY
52,972
5
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
52,100
6
Cal State Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
49,775
7
University of California - Irvine
Irvine, CA
49,283
8
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
49,008
9
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
46,104
10
University of California - Davis
Davis, CA
45,806
11
Penn State
University Park, PA
45,502
12
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
45,027
13
Northeastern University
Boston, MA
44,208
14
New York University
New York, NY
42,807
15
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
42,544
16
Boston University
Boston, MA
41,802
17
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
40,586
18
UMN
Minneapolis, MN
38,174
19
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
37,808
20
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
36,632
21
University of Texas - Austin
Austin, TX
35,431
22
Indiana University - Bloomington
Bloomington, IN
35,247
23
Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
35,235
24
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
34,950
25
Columbia University
New York, NY
34,810