I believe they normally get a little less. ABSN programs have definitely been growing in popularity each year, which means more and more applications are coming in every cycle. And with the pandemic, there has been a significant increase in people interested in a career in nursing, so from what I’ve seen on the news and heard from admissions offices, there have been a lot of inquiries into Accelerated BSN programs.
And I believe there won’t be any changes in number of seats/accepted students into many programs, including SBU, especially considering all the budget cuts colleges everywhere are facing. Also a lot goes in behind-the-scenes to increase the number of students in a cohort that we don’t see (professors, clinical rotations, etc).