Talk to college administrators right now and they’ll tell you they’re experiencing a startling decrease in applications. Especially in their international departments, which many say is due to the tense political atmosphere. Now, whether this shifts means more students will pursue an online college degree is quickly becoming a very real possibility. That’s why we compiled a list of the colleges who are most affected by the dramatic decrease in applications – some of which are hard to digest.
As far as private research universities are concerned, Stanford ranks pretty darn high. I mean, it is known as one of the world’s most prestigious universities after all. With it’s extraordinary wealth, indisputable academic strength, and proximity to Silicon Valley, Stanford will always be a leader. Nonetheless an increase in startups has also caused Stanford an 0.77% decrease in applications.