Penn State University could have its biggest incoming class in six years this fall with a 6-percent increase in acceptances, the school’s president said Friday as the board of trustees prepared to announce the results of an alumni election for three board seats.
Applications for baccalaureate admissions were ahead of last year’s pace by more than 2 percent, which would result in another record for applications, President Rodney Erickson told the trustees during their regularly-scheduled meeting in State College.
The school is focused on moving forward from the scandal that arose after retired assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on child sexual abuse charges in November.
The announcement of the alumni election results was expected later in the trustees’ agenda. Three-plus weeks of online balloting ended Thursday, with voters choosing between an unprecedented 86 candidates.