When I was accepted for admission into the University of Virginia (in 1977) 10,000 students applied for a first year class of 2500 students.
Last year, over 30,000 students applied for a first year class of 3500 students.
So, in 36 years, the first year class size increased by 40% while the number of applicants increased by 300%.
Did I do my math correctly?
The application deadline for the class of 2018 was yesterday.
Best of luck to all who applied!