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During this school year we have watched our class sizes increase, our financial aid decrease, our parking spots fill up and ours sports leave campus one-by-one.
In the fall of 2010, the University of La Verne welcomed approximately 543 freshmen and 228 transfer students, bringing the total undergraduate enrollment to 1,894 students.
University of La Verne students returning for the spring semester have been met with more than 120 fewer parking stalls and overfilled classes. The combination of new dorm construction removing parking lots and a sharp increase in spring 2011 new enrollments has compounded our growing pains, straining advisers and leaving some newbies feeling lost.
Although the tour guides at the University of La Verne have stayed true to the techniques they have used during previous orientations, La Verne started the spring semester with record-breaking enrollment.
Pending the approval of the Provost and Enrollment Management, the minimum SAT score requirement for admission to the University of La Verne could be 850, effective Jan. 1, 2011.
This fall’s record-setting enrollment should benefit the University of La Verne’s prestige and financial well being. But the significant number of new undergraduate students has put a squeeze on resources such as housing.
With the sudden increase in enrollment at the University of La Verne, a big concern among the student body has become parking, or the lack of parking.
Record enrollment of new traditional-aged undergraduate students at the University this semester has caused some parking issues, but not the crunch anticipated by administrators.
With the school year wrapping up for the 2009-2010 academic year, it would be appropriate to commend the University of La Verne for its accomplishments, namely the opening of the Campus Center and its major jump in freshmen enrollment. But the latter is also generating a new cause for concern once September comes around.
It is no secret that the University of La Verne has an enrollment problem. Here are some suggestions to help draw new students.