Thursday, November 28, 2019

UA applications dip again this fall School cites drop-off in out-of-staters by Jaime Adame, Arkansas Democrat Gazette

A 17% decline over a two-year period in new freshman applications to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville mostly can be explained by a dip in out-of-state applicants, said Suzanne McCray, UA's admissions dean. Each year UA turns away thousands who apply. The trend in declining applications, however, comes as UA this fall, based on preliminary numbers, reported its first dip in enrollment since the 1990s. Total enrollment fell by less than 1%, to 27,559. The incoming freshman class had a larger decline of about 9%, to 4,601 students, after a 1% dip the previous year.