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Purdue hits record number of applications

Purdue University's enrollment continues to grow as a record number of applications were sent in to the Big Ten University

Posted: Sep 9, 2019 11:26 PM
Updated: Sep 9, 2019 11:33 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- Purdue University's enrollment continues to grow as a record number of applications were sent into the Big Ten University.

The number of undergraduates applying rose to more than 54,000 in 2018.

That is a jump of more than 14,000 from 2014 and 6,000 from last year.

As we previously reported, the 2019 class is the second largest in Purdue history and Purdue President Mitch Daniels said that was by design.

The campus is trying to support more and more growth, but students said they can feel how crowded it is.

"It's very congested," said Alondra Lopez. "Sometimes you don't have space to put your backpacks or when people are walking across because there are so many students they trip on your backpack or you get bumped on the head. It's ridiculous."

Purdue welcomed more than 1,000 international students in the 2019 freshman class.

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