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"He applied to some university."
"He applied for some university."

The first one is almost indisputably correct. Would the second be just as correct?
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As Regards already pointed out, you apply for a job/position/class and apply to an institution. So, the students applied to the university for this fall's freshman class.
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PamQueue"He applied to some university.""He applied for some university." The first one is almost indisputably correct. Would the second be just as correct?
Hi,

He applied to some universities. That's how we say that idiomatically.

Compare:

He applied for a job.

Regards
Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/04/education/04admissions.html?pagewanted=all
"What Iowa did not count on was that so many of the international students who applied for this fall’s freshman class would wind up coming."

This is confusing.
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