Throughout most of the summer, officials thought as many as 900 extra freshmen would be on campus, after an unexpectedly high number of new students accepted offers of admission for fall. But according to figures released this week, that number has dipped. Even so, Judy Sakaki, vice chancellor for student affairs, says the incoming class will be bigger than usual:
Right now, we’re looking at about 57 hundred new freshmen, which is just a little over 500 above our target.
To prepare, the university has added 100 new courses and hired extra faculty, among other things. All this to the tune of 1 million dollars, with the money coming from the state. Some students are also bunking three to a dorm room. Those who do save 12 hundred dollars on housing costs.