The Miscellany News reported an 18 percent increase in applications for the Class of 2001.  Applications for the incoming class totaled 4,761 compared to 4,037 applications for the Class of 2000.  "We've received far more applications from qualified applicants than we have spaces to offer," Dean of Admission and Financial Aid David Borus explained.  "Eighty percent or more of the applicants have the academic ability to come here." Admission offers were given to 1,987 of the applicants, for an acceptance percentage of 41.7.

Six hundred fifty students, about one third of those accepted and 20 more than expected, enrolled in the Class of 2001.