Public Affairs

CSU Experiences a Second Year of Record High Applications

December 1, 2010

The California State University has received more than 611,000 undergraduate applications in the two month fall 2011 priority application period beginning Oct. 1 and ending Nov. 30.  The number of applications slightly tops last year's record, demonstrating a consistently strong demand for a CSU education.  

On Nov. 30 alone, the CSU received 75,844 applications through  In particular, this year's fall 2011 application submissions by prospective first-time freshmen held strong at 426,992, a sizeable increase of 14,819 from the prior year.

While the fall 2011 application period has concluded for most CSU campuses, some may continue to accept fall applications.  Certain campuses also remain open for applicants for the winter and spring 2011 terms.  Individual campus deadlines differ and it is best to review campus postings.  For a full list of campuses still accepting applications please visit the CSUMentor Application Filing Status Report.