Applications to the Graduate School rose 7 percent this year to 11,731 as the school offered admission to 1,321 master’s and Ph.D. students. Just under half accepted offers: 490 doctoral students and 159 master’s students.

The Graduate School said 58 percent of the entering graduate students are U.S. citizens. Other countries with the highest number of applicants are China, India, South Korea, Canada, Taiwan, Turkey, and Iran. 

Women make up 42 percent of those accepting offers, the highest percentage of the past eight years. Of domestic students seeking their Ph.D.s, 29 percent are first-generation or low-income students, and 21 percent are underrepresented minority students. The Graduate School said 53 percent of the new grad students will study the humanities and social sciences, while 47 percent will pursue a degree in the sciences and engineering.