UVA applications soar 20 percent

Tucked away in University of Virginia president John Casteen's annual State of the University address on Wednesday, February 4 were new numbers concerning this fall's first-year class. Casteen announced that 18,474 students had applied to get into UVA's Class of 2013, an increase of 20 percent from last year's applicant pool.


This item was "tucked away" because all it means is that UVa just started using "The Common Application"--a computerized application shared by 150 colleges/universities...click of a button and pay a fee and a freshman/transfer can apply to as many schools as they'd like in just seconds. No news here except how great technology is...or isn't.

Oh, and college education is so inaccessible to our citizens! We must spend, spend, spend to make college affordable!