Georgia State Applications Jump 25 Percent

Nearby Emory, a pricier school, sees 10 percent decrease.

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Georgia's public colleges have seen an enormous jump in freshman applications this year, with Georgia State boasting a 25 percent increase over last year, the Signal & Urbanite reports. Georgia State received around 10,500 applications this year.

In contrast, smaller and more expensive private schools have seen a decrease in interest. Nearby Emory saw its undergraduate applications drop more than 10 percent this year.