College admissions has changed over the past few decades, as more and more students apply to multiple schools.
In fall 2015, 36% of freshman had applied to seven or more colleges, according to the National Association for College Admission Counseling. In 2005 that figure was 17%, and in 1990 only 9%.
Many experts point to the Common Application as one of the factors of this increase. The Common App is a universal application that about 700 member colleges and universities use for their admissions process. With the click of a button, students can apply to multiple schools at one.
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