FORT WORTH (AP) – A boost in applications indicates a growing number of young people want to attend Texas Christian University, including record numbers from outside the state.

A decade ago, about 5,000 potential students applied to TCU. But Ray Brown, the dean of admission, says a record 19,000 have applied to attend the upcoming fall semester. He says 61 percent of the increase was from out of state.

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The university will admit only about 1,800 freshmen.

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Victories on the football and baseball fields have raised TCU’s national profile, including a win in the Rose Bowl in January. But university leaders have also stepped up recruiting and marketing while making campuswide improvements.

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