After we read this fall’s final enrollment numbers, it sure did seem like all our classes were more packed. The lines at FSM are a bit longer too. And people are always taking the good desks at the library now.

Then, a friend pointed out that yesterday we were saying everything seemed less crowded. Well, maybe that’s proof that Cloggers are very impressionable.

Regardless, there’s an increase of about 1,000 students from Fall 2006.

The majority of campus demographics are pretty much the same since last year, with a slight dip among African American enrollment. Susanna Castillo-Robson, associate vice-chancellor of admissions and enrollment, gave the Daily Cal reasons why this would be so:

“Our biggest competitor is actually UCLA, from the UC’s perspective,” she said. “We actually share a number of students who are interested in applying at both schools.”

We love the lingo of those who work in the admissions world. “Oh no, the competition has a new strategy! Quick, let’s out-buy them and out-sell them, and maybe clever marketing schemes will help us gain greater revenue than UCLA among minorities!”

Well, such “marketing schemes” don’t seem to be helping if the admissions department aims to increase African American enrollment.

And if those who are trying to beat UCLA competition over enrollment are in charge of football … that explains a lot.

Image Source: Ted Kwong, Daily Cal
Enrollment Up by 1,000 in Fall 2007, But Little Change in Student Demographics [Daily Cal]
Cal sees student increase from 06 [Inside Bay Area]