Final Enrollment Numbers

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  1. BCoffClone125

    BCoffClone125 Member

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    Did a quick search on the ISU website, but couldn't find anything. With today being the first day of classes, does anyone know what the final enrollment numbers are for this year? Would be curious to see how much they have increased since last year and if we have finally surpassed Iowa.

    Just for reference, last years enrollment numbers per the ISU website (all of which were all time highs):

    Total students: 31,040
    Undergrad: 25,553
    Graduate: 5,487
    Freshman: 5,366

    More info from last year can be found here: Iowa State University enrollment tops 31,000 - News Service - Iowa State University
     
  2. CyArob

    CyArob Well-Known Member

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    I've heard around 32,100.
     
  3. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    It's not final yet. They released that notion a couple weeks ago.
    Wait a couple weeks.

    I can say this: the systems all act overloaded, and every classroom is booked solid.
    I had to move a classroom, and I'm glad that I did it months ago before it was too late.

    The place is packed. Things are overloaded. It's a record, but it won't be official for a couple weeks.
     
  4. Luth4Cy

    Luth4Cy Well-Known Member

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    Campus is packed. Figure a few Freshmen will give it up at semester. It's time for the school to get there act together and either expand campus resources (classrooms, dining centers, etc.) or have a temporary halt in trying to get to 35,000 students.
     
  5. cyclonedave25

    cyclonedave25 Well-Known Member

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    Is 35,000 what the University said it wants to aim for as an annual enrollment?
     
  6. Luth4Cy

    Luth4Cy Well-Known Member

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    News Service: Media Review
     
  7. CyFan61

    CyFan61 Well-Known Member

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    The official enrollment count is called the "10th-day" count because it's everyone who's still around and hasn't withdrawn yet on the 10th day of classes. So the university won't even compute their official enrollment until Friday, Sept. 6. I think it will be released to the public the following week.
     
  8. cyclonestate

    cyclonestate Well-Known Member

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    The official enrollment count at each Regent university is taken on the 10th day of classes and released by the Board of Regents Office the following day, so you'll hear the official enrollment count on Sept. 11. Unless the University of Iowa gets very creative and counts all the patients in their hospital, they will be the second largest university in Iowa this fall.
     
  9. mtowncyclone13

    mtowncyclone13 Well-Known Member

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    Probably count them for football attendance too
     
  10. cyclone87

    cyclone87 Well-Known Member

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    #10 cyclone87, Aug 26, 2013
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    They are doing these things to some extent; hiring more faculty (I believe Leath's goal is to hire 200 more faculty members), constructing new buildings (Troxel, ABE complex, Student innovation center and biosciences building in the near future), major remodeling of space in many older buildings (Mckay, lago, Marston, Curtiss, etc), global cafe in Curtiss (new dining option), five food carts across campus (including Battle's bbq), new apartments at Freddy, looking into building a new residence hall (just read it in the daily today). After that more land will likely need to be purchased if further growth is the goal.
     
  11. CascadeClone

    CascadeClone Well-Known Member

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    So how big is a campus like Michigan or Texas with 60k students? What does it look/feel like? Have not been to one of them, anyone have any insights?
     
  12. Luth4Cy

    Luth4Cy Well-Known Member

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    I just hope that's enough. Freddy units are good but they only added a few hundred beds. They need to work towards adding a couple thousand beds.
     
  13. ripvdub

    ripvdub Well-Known Member

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    they needed to add beds when i was in school with only 25-ish thousand students. my wife works at isu and says its stupid how many people they are letting in, and how stupid some of the are, enrollment standards are really low right now.
     
  14. cyclone87

    cyclone87 Well-Known Member

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    Yea, I agree if growth does continue a new residence hall will be needed (Freddy will only add 720 beds). I think they're just wanting to make sure that growth and the number of people wanting to live on campus continues before they make an investment like that. At least that is what I got out of the article I read, sounded like they would decide within a year whether they will build it or not.
     
  15. cyclone87

    cyclone87 Well-Known Member

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    #15 cyclone87, Aug 26, 2013
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    The standards are pretty much the same they have been in recent history. There was somewhere around 5,000-6,000 (edit: 5,366) freshman admitted last year, and only 300 were below the RAI.
     
  16. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    The standards are comparable to what they've always been. Society however is trending that you HAVE to go to college to be somebody and Iowa State is capitalizing on it. I expect enrollment to continue to climb as they expand into the Far East.
     
  17. ISUFan22

    ISUFan22 Well-Known Member

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    Is there something significant with the 10th day of class that everybody waits to provide that info?
     
  18. HottyToddy

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    Iowa State: 32,000 students with around 1,800 acres
    Alabama: 33,000 students with 1,970 acres
    Florida: 50,000 students with 2,000 acres

    So really, we can't complain. I have been to all 3 and Alabama has a very similar feel in size to Iowa State. Florida's buildings are just all packed together, which makes sense based on the numbers.
     
  19. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    #1 Berry College in Georgia has like 28,000 acres.
    #2 US Air Force Academy has roughly 18,000 acres.
    #3 US Military Academy has close to 17,000 acres.
    #4 Paul Smith's College in NY has 15,000 acres.
    #5 Deep Springs College has 10,000 acres
    #6 University of the South (Sewanee) has 10,000 acres
    #7 Stanford University has 8,800 acres
    #8 Duke University has about 8,500 acres
    #9 New Mexico State University has over 6,000 acres.
    #10 Penn State has 6,000 acres.

    Michigan State 5200 acres
    Texas A&M 5200 acres
    Purdue 2468 acres

    Other huge campuses (over 3,000 acres) include CPSLO, Michigan, Tuskegee, UC-Davis.
     
  20. CyFan61

    CyFan61 Well-Known Member

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    I think it's just the arbitrary date selected that's used for official enrollment purposes, probably via the Board of Regents or something. Meant to get a true picture of the size of the student body, after waiting to see who the no-shows and the early dropouts are.

    I miscounted earlier because I forgot about Labor Day, so the 10th day of classes is Monday the 9th. Assuming the earlier post about the Regents releasing the count to the public the day after is correct, we should have official word on the Tuesday, Sept. 10.
     

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