MSU freshmen class expected to be largest in school's history

Published: May. 10, 2018 at 7:20 PM EDT
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Michigan State University says their incoming freshman class is expected to be the largest, and most diverse in the school's history. More than 8,400 are expected to attend.

That number is based on the number of admitted students who paid their admissions deposit, it's up more than 2% from last year. The colleges of Arts and Letters, Engineering, Natural Science, Nursing and Social Science all reflect double-digit freshman enrollment increases.

They say that African-American enrollment is up nearly 24%, while Hispanic enrollment is up 25$, and Asian enrollment is up 36%. There has also been an increase in in-state students. 76% of incoming freshmen are from Michigan.

"The quality and value of the university continue to be validated by families who choose to invest in their students' future at MSU," said MSU Interim President John Engler. "I'm really pleased to see that Michigan State's admissions numbers reflect students' desire for world-class research and faculty."

International student applications fell 31%.

"MSU takes great pride in the trust the new freshman class has placed in our institution," said Jim Cotter, executive director of admissions and recruitment. "Together, we will work to change our global community both socially and educationally."