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Enrollment at 4,800 for 2000

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 31 - May 9, 1996

It appears that this fall for the second year in a row Virginia Tech will welcome a record number of freshmen to campus. As of May 1, the deadline date for applicants to reply to the offer of admission, the university had received deposits from 4,927 freshmen. This figure is expected to change by about 3 percent over the next month or two, as late acceptances come in and some students who had accepted decide to withdraw. The final figure should stand at or about 4,795. This is in keeping with the university's target size for the freshman class, set in January 1996 by the Enrollment Management Committee.

Included in the fall 1996 freshman class as of May 1 are 322 cadets, 509 honors-eligible students, and 183 African-American students. "Enrolling the Class of 2000 has been a cooperative effort of the faculty members of the colleges and departments, current students, alumni, and the staff," said David Bousquet, director of undergraduate admissions. "It is gratifying to see the freshman class come together as the result of everyone's hard work."