You know that if this is happening at Harvard and Yale other schools are experiencing the same problem.

Campus Reform reports:

Harvard, Yale enrollments down 20 percent after moving online

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, about 20 percent of Harvard and Yale University students will not re-enroll at the Ivy League schools this fall.

An email sent to Harvard students from Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay iterated the same fate for Harvard, the Harvard Crimson reported. A similar, if not identical announcement, was posted on Harvard’s website, confirming that 5,231 students intend to enroll for the fall semester. As the Harvard Crimson noted, data from the previous year show that 6,755 enrolled at Harvard in 2019.

The difference in enrollment at Harvard from 2019-2020 is about a 22 percent drop. This news comes one month after Harvard announced that fall classes will be offered online only and that only 40 percent of students, including all first-year students, would be allowed to return to campus.

An email sent by Yale College Dean Marvin Chun reportedly stated that more than half of Yale students will live on or near campus while about 25 percent percent of students will enroll remotely. However, fall enrollment is low among some student populations; for example, only 70 percent of sophomores, who are barred from campus, will be taking online classes this fall.

In July, Yale announced that “Undergraduate seniors and juniors may be on campus for the full year. First-year students may study on campus during the fall 2020 semester only, and sophomores during the spring semester of 2021 only.”

Chun told the Yale Daily News that “enrollments will be larger when students on leave return to campus, and meeting the needs of the larger student body will require creative solutions.”


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