The University has received a record number of deposits – 1,145 for incoming freshmen – and the school is anticipating Fall 2014 to be the largest first-year class in its 113-year history. Jason McDonald, dean of admissions, anticipates the University’s incoming freshman class could be about 1,100, exceeding the previous record of 888. He notes that the numbers historically drop slightly as a small percentage of students change their decision over the summer months.
Continuing a trend of the past decade, the University saw a marked increase in the number of students applying for admission with more than 11,000 completed applications, a new school record, and a nearly 16 percent increase over the previous record of 9,500. McDonald says the growth is in all academic areas, adding that a higher percentage of students are coming from outside of Oregon, with about 75 percent from out of state, which speaks to the University’s expanding reputation nationwide. The incoming class will be one of the University’s most academically talented and diverse.
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