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September 25, 2017

Florida's Colleges

The Admissions Squeeze

Students are finding it harder to get into the state's schools - and a crisis looms as the competition intensifies over the next five years.

Mike Vogel | 9/1/2006

As freshmen in Florida adapt this month to the routine of college life, many can take satisfaction in being there at all, having made the cut in an intensifying admissions competition.
Most colleges and universities in Florida report increased numbers of applications for 2006. Applications increased by as little as 1% at large institutions such as Florida State and the private University of Miami while jumping 21% at the University of South Florida and doubling at the private Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne.
The increases are not a one-year phenomenon. The number of applications this year for the University of Florida is up 30% from 2001, and most institutions reported similar or larger increases, some substantially more.

In part, the rising number of applications reflects the ease of applying online. Nationally, students are applying to more schools.

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  • Breaking News: Nova Southeastern University calls $200 million commitment from Patel Family 'transformational'

    Today, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) announces the largest philanthropic gift in its history from Tampa-area cardiologist Dr. Kiran C. Patel and his wife, pediatrician Dr. Pallavi Patel. The commitment from the Patel Family Foundation includes a $50 million gift and an additional $150 million for real estate and facilities. The money will be used to expand the university's programs in osteopathic medicine and health care sciences, and also to develop a new 27-acre campus for NSU in Clearwater, Fla. The Patels are renowned in Florida for their philanthropy, community service and entrepreneurship.

    “This gift and additional investment will enrich NSU’s ability to educate highly-qualified physicians and health care professionals who understand how the medical disciplines can and must work together. These future leaders will represent the cultural diversity of our region, our nation and our world so that they can better serve their patients and communities,” said NSU President Dr. George Hanbury.

    Their $50 million gift, one of the seven-largest to any Florida university in history, catapults NSU to more than 84% of its goal to raise $250 million by 2020 for its Realizing Potential philanthropic campaign.

    Read more at the news release, here.

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