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The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has set a new record in applications received for the fall semester.

UH Mānoa Office of Admissions reported that there are 19,000 applicants, a 33 percent jump over last year’s record number.

16,000 of them are first-year applications, which could lead to the largest freshman class in the university’s 111-year history.

“Our work is far from over, the increase in applications shows that the word is out about UH Mānoa being one of the world’s great research institutes for higher education, making it an attractive option for students on a local, national and international level,” Roxie Shabazz, assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management and director of admissions, said.

Factors in this increase are the recruiting initiatives the university holds.

The Mānoa Experience is an annual open house for students across the nation to attend and learn more about the school and what it has to offer. This year, students from 24 other states attended the event.

The university also holds a Mānoa Scholarship Awards weekend, which will be held April 5-6 this year. This offers scholarship awardees opportunities to take classes, get lunch and shadow previous scholars.

UH also visits schools on the mainland and internationally, during which high school students ask questions about their future college experience.