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Baylor Draws Record Number of Applications Despite Scandal

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by Associated Press


WACO, Texas — Baylor University has drawn a record number of freshmen applications despite a lingering sexual assault scandal that’s led to lawsuits and the departure of top administrators.

The Houston Chronicle reports the Baptist university has received about 36,000 applications. Students have until May 1 to make a final admission decision.

University officials attribute the increase in applications to a strong and loyal brand in the state and outreach efforts to high school students.

The Dallas Morning News previously reported that Baylor saw its second-highest number of early-admission applications in school history.

Baylor is contending with lawsuits stemming from its handling of assault claims made against a number of former football players.

Students and alumni, meanwhile, have questioned its response to rape allegations on campus in recent years.

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