WACO (June 16, 2014) Baylor University is preparing to welcome what could be he largest freshman class in the school’s 169-year history this fall.
More freshman students have made deposits to secure their places than ever before and the university is considering changes to the admission process to accommodate the increase.
Deposits are up 13 percent compared to this time last year, deposits from minority students are up 20 percent, and deposits from students are up almost five percent.
Deposits from out-of-state students topped 30 percent for the first time, the university said.
“It is very clear that Baylor has become a popular choice for students who are, in record numbers, acting to ensure their spot in our incoming class,” said Jennifer Carron, assistant vice president of admission services.
“Our enrollment systems have been a bit overwhelmed by the volume of students paying deposits and entering our orientation process, but we are delighted by the record rise in students deciding to attend Baylor, and we will be ready for them when they arrive. This year’s class will be one of the most talented and diverse in Baylor history.”
At 3,259, Baylor’s 2010 freshman class was the largest in school history, but Baylor has welcomed classes of more than 3,000 freshmen for six consecutive years.