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By the numbers: CALS undergraduate student enrollment for 2018-19

CALS welcomed just over 600 new students this fall. Of those, about 500 are new freshmen and 103 are new transfer students.

The Office of the Registrar’s 6th Week Enrollment Report indicates the college has a total of 3,082 undergraduate students. Out of the total, 1903 (62%) are women and 1179 (38%) are men. CALS also has 865 graduate students, split 479 (55%) women and 386 (45%) men. Undergraduate enrollment has been dropping since the 2014-2015 academic year, when it reached a peak of 3,653 undergraduate students.

Distribution of undergrads by major:

Agricultural and Applied Economics – 48
Agricultural Business Management – 72
Agronomy – 23
Animal Sciences – 163
Biochemistry* – 589 (CALS = 396)
Biological Systems Engineering – 233
Biology* – 1157 (CALS = 752)
Community & Environmental Sociology – 62
Dairy Science – 73
Entomology – 18
Environmental Science* – 148 (CALS = 103)
Food Science – 102
Forest Science – 30
Genetics and Genomics – 345
Horticulture – 44
Life Sciences Communication – 150
Microbiology* – 235 (CALS = 215)
Nutritional Sciences – 215
Plant Pathology – 17
Soil Science – 10
Wildlife Ecology – 60

*Joint with L&S

Undergraduate enrollment by major can be found in the Registrar’s 6th Week Enrollment Report here: registrar.wisc.edu/semester_enrollments.htm.

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