Students applying for admission to Carnegie Mellon for the 2010-2011 school year knew competition was stiff when they filled out their paperwork. But none of them had any idea that this year would mark a new record. The university received 26,431 applications for just 1,400 spots—a 16 percent increase over last year's 22,780 applications. In particular, admissions reported a 30 percent increase in applications to Carnegie Mellon's interdisciplinary Information Systems Program.
Elizabeth May