TheZoid wrote:Dean Shively,
First of all thanks for taking the time to come on TLS and keep us all informed with everything. I definitely appreciate it and I know many fellow TLSers do as well.
I'm curious as to your thoughts on the class size. There seems to be some disillusion among students about the direction Wake Forest is heading in this regard. I know this past year's class was a bit larger than expected and some students are saying Wake is "becoming like UNC," and losing its small school feel. Was this past year's class size simply a result of more students matriculating than expected, or are you planning to gradually increase class sizes?
Having said all that, Wake definitely seems to be on the up and up given what you've said about the competitiveness of this cycle and the drastic rise in applications, especially in a year where they fell overall.
Thanks again for your time.
When I visited Dean Shively said that they were overenrolled by I believe 15%. He didn't sound happy about it, and I think that how conservative they are being this year shows that they don't want that to happen again.