I know that many schools got a 30% increase in applications and a number are in the single digits. I got accepted at much better known schools, but I think my major is best at Chapman. Now I'm having to explain to people why I may pick Chapman over some really competitive and famous schools. Most schools have people just applying to the school without having to be accepted to the department first. At those schools, it's the college that carries the prestige and not the department. Chapman ought to post the rate for the department that has the lowest acceptance rate since a lot of raters think that low acceptance means a better school.