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Colleges see record applicants

Private and public schools have influx

Dozens of local colleges and universities are seeing record numbers of freshman applicants this year, including Northeastern University, Boston University, Boston College, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and three campuses of the University of Massachusetts.

“The reasons for it are probably as different as the institutions are,’’ said Mark Campbell, vice president for enrollment at Berklee College of Music, which had a 14 percent jump in applicants during last year’s record numbers. But they probably include increasing interest from foreign students and a possible jump in the number of schools to which individual American students apply.

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