George Washington Housing Applications Are Up

School receives 6 percent more applications from returning students.

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George Washington University is already facing an onslaught of housing applications, with 300 more applications from nonfreshman than last year, the Hatchet reports. School officials attribute the 6 percent increase (to 4,833 applications) to the bad economy, a larger senior class, a new dorm, and lower rooming costs (in some cases, the price tag will decrease by $2,000). The figures so far do not include freshman applications.