The surplus of applications sent to Florida Gulf Coast University will make it that much harder for students looking to enroll next fall.
According to USA Today, "FGCU has seen an unprecedented surge in freshmen applications, a 35.4 percent year-over-year spike" allowing the school to be extra selective when it comes to admitting the next class of undergraduates.
As Southwest Florida's "premiere regional university," the student body has been growing exponentially over the past couple of years. President Wilson Bradshaw notes that, for potential applicants, the school's "visibility in basketball certainly didn't hurt."
Still, it seems that fans of the basketball team want to take their support to the next level by actually attending the school as well. Last March, after FGCU's team made it to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, "FGCU tracked 177,093 unique visitors to its website, thousands of which took a glance at the admissions page," according to USA Today.
Looks like the competition among applicants will be even tougher than it was on the court!