Indiana University is projecting a record-breaking class of incoming students this fall on its Bloomington campus. Vice Provost for Enrollment Management David Johnson said the school received more than 46,000 applications this year, which is the most ever and a 5% increase from last year.
IU says it has already received 10,700 enrollment deposits and over 9,000 housing deposits from admitted students. Johnson says comparing the new data with past enrollment trends, the university can project a class of about 9,300 incoming freshman this fall, which marks a 17% increase over the previous year and a 12% increase over the last record class set in 2019.
“This demonstrates our students’ enthusiasm for a more typical, post-pandemic college experience, coupled with the value and academic strengths of an IU degree,” said Johnson. “IU’s continued focus on the health and safety of our community will allow a return to mostly normal operations this fall, and I cannot wait to welcome students back for a more engaging campus experience.”
According to Executive Vice Provost for Strategy, Budget and Finance M.A. “Venkat” Venkataramanan, the campus is ready to support a larger-than-usual incoming class. In addition to adding a new residence hall, Walnut Grove Center, the campus will debut new and updated dining options, as well as expanded student services and academic resources.