Monday is the first day of class at Atlanta's largest universities and Georgia State University and Georgia Tech both report a record number of applications this year.
GSU says they're up 29 percent from last year. That's produced the school's largest freshman class ever with more than 3,500 new Panthers. They also have the best average high school GPA in the school's history.
Georgia Tech says this is the first year it has received more than 30,500 applications. Its freshman class is about the same size as last year's at roughly 3,000. A record number of new Yellow Jackets are female, at 42 percent.