GSU Expects Record Number of Freshman

Georgia State University is set for a record number of freshman this fall semester.

The University has 13,000 freshman applicants, nearly 200 more than in 2011, and expects to accept about 3,100 of them.

Dr. Timothy Renick, Vice President of Academic Programs, attributed the growth to the success of programs like the football team and marching band, as well as increased national attention for the school. Renick said he expects incoming student’s experiences will be similar to those five or six years ago, as the university will be adjusting for the increasing population.

Renick said, “We may need to schedule more courses. We need to expand everything in order to grow.”

Students have expressed concern over the changes more students could mean for their classes.

Lauren Herron, a Georgia State nursing student,  said “Professors are going to talk down the information…the discussions are going to change because the incoming freshmen will not have the same experience as us in college.”

The University’s enrollment numbers will be available after registration for the fall semester ends.

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