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Purdue sees record number of applications

Purdue University could have another record year of enrollment. That's all thanks to an increased number of fall 2018 applicants.

Posted: Jan. 14, 2018 10:04 PM
Updated: Jan. 14, 2018 11:32 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) --  Purdue University could have another record year of enrollment. That's all thanks to an increased number of fall 2018 applicants.

University President Mitch Daniels said there are a high number of qualified people vying to be Boilermakers, but the potential for record enrollment could mean another year of housing shortages.

Daniels said the university continues to adapt to the growing number of students.

"With larger numbers every year of students wanting to come to Purdue, at least for now, and because it's our goal to provide a Purdue education to as many people as we can, we expect to continue to be pressed for space," Daniels said. "So we're working on that very hard."

Daniels believes the addition of 835 beds through the Aspire at Discovery Park apartment complex will help to alleviate overcrowding.

Acceptance letters for the fall 2018 semester will be sent out Monday.

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