Applications up at America's top universities

Stanford University

December 14, 2010 6:11:44 AM PST
Despite the slow economy, applications are up at Stanford and at some of America's most prestigious and expensive universities.

There were 5,929 high school seniors who applied for early admission at Stanford over the last year -- a six percent increase. There were 754 students who were accepted and another 26,000 students are expected to apply by January. Northwestern, Pennsylvania, Duke and Johns Hopkins are seeing similar increases.