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UVA Applications Drop in Wake of Discredited Gang-Rape Story

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Applications to the University of Virginia dropped for the first time in 12 years as students made their decisions amid an uproar about a now-discredited story over a gang rape on campus.

The number of applicants for the class of 2019 fell 0.7 percent to 31,107, the Charlottesville-based school said in a statement. It was the first decline since 2002.