Growing Numbers in Admissions

<p>So the Classes of 2013 and 2014 have been "record-breaking" in all the tiers of colleges in terms of number of applications sent in... I've been wondering... when do you think this surge of applications will die down? Do you think it'll keep increasing or begin to decline gradually for the Classes of 2015 or 2016? (Also, how do you think the numbers will be for '15 and '16?)</p>

<p>You have to understand WHY those numbers have been growing. Is it because students are applying to more colleges? Is it because a greater percent of the graduating class is going to college? Is it because more international students are attending US colleges? Well it's all three. Eventually those numbers will reach a peak in one or two of those variables. But since it's not just one factor, it's not predictable when those numbers will decline.</p>