University Projects Largest Enrollment of Freshman
and First-Year Students in Five Years
Classes for undergraduates
at Lincoln University for the 2001-2002 academic year have begun
with a projected matriculation of 607 future alumni, including
522 freshmen and 49 transfers, who with their paid deposits
have indicated their intentions to enroll. Last fall, Lincoln's
freshman class numbered 340.
In general, educational
institutions tend to finalize their fall enrollment at the end
of each September.
Besides enrolling a larger
freshman class, Lincoln also has attracted students who are
more academically prepared as they start their first year of
The projected 607 students
would represent the largest entering class since 1996 when 631
first-year students, including a record 570 freshmen, were enrolled.
During the 2000-2001 academic
year, Lincoln enrolled a combined 1,842 undergraduate and graduate
"Lincoln University is
excited and pleased that an increasing number of new students
have chosen the University as their first choice to receive
an undergraduate education," said President Ivory V. Nelson.
President Nelson added:
"The University - nationally ranked among 3,500 colleges and
universities - is achieving great results and is increasing
its efforts to inform future generations of students, parents
and the public-at-large about Lincoln's points of distinction
and commitment to academic excellence."
Entering students also received
an early start in adjusting successfully to campus life and
the rigorous academic requirements as they arrived at the University
on August 19 to attend Transition Week. Coordinated by the Office
of Campus Life, of the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment
Management, the University orientation program included workshops
ranging from the use of the facilities and tips on achieving
good study habits to the importance of maintaining common courtesy.
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