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Baylor Draws Record Number of Applications Despite Scandal



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    The Baylor University brand is still drawing record numbers of applicants to the school, despite the ongoing lawsuits for sexual assault.

    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.