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The 10 U.S. Colleges With the Biggest Application Drops

Many small, private liberal colleges are seeing fewer high school seniors apply

More than 20 million students are expected to return to college quads this fall, a 24 percent increase from 2000. Still, the enrollment surge doesn't mean that all colleges have gotten more popular. Some expensive private colleges have experienced significant drops in the number of high school seniors applying, according to a recent report. Elite Boston College has suffered the biggest plunge. 

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