Applicant stats change all the time! Maybe there are more applicants, but who knows what they are bringing to the table--you know? For instance, the program I was in prior had a point system. The year before had a cut off of 84 but the year I applied was 74 (luckily i had an 84, i was sweating bullets). This year i was told it went up again. Also consider those who applied and got accepted into other programs or don't meet the basic criteria (e.g. didnt fill out the application right, didnt take all the required courses.) Probably the bulk of people who were not accepted in the spring are re-applying with same GPAs while some of you bumped yours up. A lot of variables to consider and hopefully they work in everyone's favor.