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Five of 322 Applicants Admitted as Transfers

By Keith J. Winstein


Out of 322 applicants, only five students were admitted for transfer admission this fall, according to the admissions office. The students are from Wellesley, the American University of Beirut, the University of Bucharest, and the University of Tartu, Estonia.

“We generally admit more transfer students for the fall than this, but because of our freshmen numbers this year ... we admitted fewer transfers to ensure that we bring no more than 1020 new students into the housing system this fall,” wrote Marilee Jones, the dean of admissions.

“[C]urrently we are at 1030 freshmen enrolling,” Jones wrote. “Many of them will ‘melt’ over the summer, but it still looks like we’ll see about 1015 freshmen enrolling,” she wrote.

The numbers are expected to cause some crowding in undergraduate dormitories. Transfer students, unlike freshmen admits, do not receive guaranteed housing.