LSU enrolls largest freshman class; campus-wide tally tops 29,500
At 5,725 students, the freshman class at LSU this year is the largest since the university implemented admission standards in 1988. This year's freshman enrollment surpasses the previous high mark of 5,700 students set in 2004. Last year LSU enrolled its fourth-largest freshman class of 5,290 students. "As Louisiana's Flagship University, it is important for us to be able to educate our citizens in these increasing numbers," says LSU Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost Stuart Bell in a prepared statement. This year's freshman class includes 333 students who first enrolled this summer. The number does not include 442 non-degree-seeking freshmen, who include co-op students, non-matriculating students, and students taking a college-level course while in high school. LSU's overall enrollment this year is 29,549, which is an increase of 2% over 2011, when enrollment was at 28,985. Overall undergraduate enrollment increased by 651 students, or 3%, from 2011 to 24,641 this year.
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