Purdue enrollment experts are predicting a smarter group of incoming freshman for the fall.
Based on projections and compared to current first-year students, Dean of Admissions Pam Horne says this fall’s group will have a higher grade point average and tested better on the SAT or ACT exam.
“The combination of our alumni, of our partners across campus – it’s not just the Admissions Office - who reaches out to these students, lets them know what Purdue has for them in terms of not only our academic programs but our co-curricular offerings that really makes the difference.”
Purdue administrators have identified enough money to manage a tuition freeze for the coming year.
They needed to find about $16.5 million in cuts and/or new revenues. President Mitch Daniels says they exceeded that by about $2.4 million and more might be coming. The university still needs to find nearly $10 million to afford the tuition freeze for 2014-2015 academic year.
While the spring semester is over for Purdue students, some will be on campus this summer, working on diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Organizers say the effort is designed to foster an open dialogue on such things as race, gender equality and religious tolerance. But graduate student Tyrell Connor says no one wants it to be a case of pointing fingers at certain people or groups.