Word at crowded Purdue: ‘We are going to build dorms to meet this demand’
With a 19% increase in enrollment after admitting the five largest incoming classes in campus history in as many years, Purdue trustee presses for new residence halls
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RECORD ENROLLMENT HAS PURDUE READY FOR NEW DORMS. MEANWHILE, STUDENT HOUSING BOOM LOOMS NEAR CAMPUS
With a 19% increase in enrollment after admitting the five largest incoming classes in campus history in as many years – including 2021-22’s record 10,000-plus freshman class – Purdue was left more than 1,500 beds short in its residence halls, scrambling to lease space off-campus and fielding open grousing from city leaders who wondered out loud how much of the university’s housing issue West Lafayette was expected to solve.
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