Lincoln University Projects Largest Enrollment of Freshman and First-Year Students in Five Years

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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 college.

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 students.

"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.

Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), educates and empowers students to lead their communities and change the world. Lincoln offers a rigorous liberal arts education to a diverse student body of approximately 2,200 men and women in more than 35 undergraduate and graduate programs.