By the numbers: CALS undergraduate student enrollment for 2015-2016

Photo by Bryce Richter/UW-Madison.
Photo by Bryce Richter/UW-Madison.

After a number of years of record-setting incoming classes, undergraduate enrollment in CALS leveled off this year. The college welcomed just over 600 new students this fall, about the same as last year.

“This isn’t surprising after so many consecutive years of growth,” notes John Klatt, CALS assistant dean for student development. “It is important to note, however, that these are preliminary numbers and do not include the several hundred students who are likely to declare CALS majors during the fall semester.”

Of the 600 new students, about 450 of them are new freshmen, with the balance coming to the college as transfers (primarily from other UW-Madison colleges/schools).

The Office of the Registrar’s Preliminary Fall Enrollment Report indicates the college has a total of 3,417 undergraduate students. Out of the total, 2123 (62%) are women and 1294 (38%) are men. CALS also has 881 graduate students, split 448 (51%) women and 433 (49%) men.

Undergraduate enrollment by major can be found in the registrar office’s Preliminary Fall Enrollment Report here:


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