Grad School Application Volume Statistics

Grad school applications are expected to increase as a result of various factors, including demographic trends, economic conditions, and the increasing importance of advanced degrees in the job market.

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"In 2019, there were 10 million applications to graduate schools in the United States."

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"About 76.4% of grad school applicants apply to more than one school (four schools on average)."

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"In 2020, graduate applications increased by 3.5% overall compared to 2019."

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"International student applications increased by 9% in 2020 compared with the previous year."

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"Applications to social and behavioral sciences programs increased by 5.4% in 2020."

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"Business was the most popular field of study, receiving 26.4% of all applications in 2019."

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"About 47.3% of graduate applications are from women applicants."

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"In the US, 47% of applicants applied to graduate school within the first year of completing a bachelor's degree."

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"Health sciences programs saw an increase in applications by 5.8% in 2020."

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"In 2020, 22.8% of grad school applications were from minorities in the US."

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"Nearly 90% of grad school applicants send their applications online."

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"Public institutions received 48.2% of all graduate applications in 2020."

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"Arts and Humanities programs saw a decline in applications by 4.1% in 2020."

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"In a 2017 survey, 77% of grad school applicants felt application fees were too high."

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"In 2020, 28% of grad school applications were for Master's degrees in Business Administration."

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"Year on year growth of grad school applications from Asia was 2.2% in 2020."

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"In 2020, applications to Computer Science programs increased by 31.6%."

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"Doctorate degree applications increased by 1.1% in 2020 compared to 2019."

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