Huge Surge in Applications From Blacks at the University of Georgia

Blacks are nearly 30 percent of the population in the state of Georgia. Yet only 5 percent of the students at the state’s flagship university in Athens are black.

But intensified recruiting efforts are showing signs of progress. More than 10 percent of the applicants to the University of Georgia this year are black. The university reports that it received more than 1,600 applications from blacks this year. This is a whopping 38 percent increase from a year ago. Overall applications to the university were up 28 percent, due in large part to a new early action admissions program. 

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