San Diego State University has received a record number of applicants for fall 2014, school officials announced Tuesday.
Nearly 78,000 freshmen and undergraduate transfer students are applying for entry into the school. That number is almost 5 percent higher over 2013 applications.
SDSU President Elliot Hirshman credited the school’s academic programs for the increase.
More than 34,000 students attend the university, the oldest in San Diego.
Famous alums range from Ralph Rubio, Costco’s Jim Sinegal and Hollywood producer Kathleeen Kennedy to professional athletes Kawhi Leonard, Ronnie Hillman and Stephen Strasburg.
Applicants will be notified by March 2014 if they are accepted to attend the university.