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UofL reports increase in student applications

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The University of Louisville has stopped accepting applications for first-year students due to a surge in interest.

Admissions director Jenny Sawyer said Friday it's the earliest UofL has cut off applications.

The school says it had an 11.5 percent increase in applications this year.

Sawyer says the early cutoff date is needed to keep the incoming class from growing too big.

The university expects this year's incoming class to be its largest and most academically prepared, with an average ACT score above 25.

Sawyer says "spillover" interest due to the success of UofL's athletics teams is one of several factors in the surge in applications. The Louisville men's basketball team won the national championship in April and its football team won the Sugar Bowl last January.

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