UF plans to send out fewer acceptance notices

The University of Florida has announced it will not accept as many students this year because last year’s enrollment exceeded expectations. 

“This year’s class has been even more competitive than previous years, partly due to the fact that we over-enrolled last year which means that there will be fewer admitted this year,” said Rachel Evans, of the UF Office of Admissions.

The announcement has caused concern for senior Lauren Seifert.

“It’s making me more anxious than I originally was,” she said. “I’m already anxious that I’m not going to get into my top choice school and that has been my whole life pretty much. I think my resume is strong and my application is strong, but I just don’t know if it’s competitive enough.”

Seifert said she has dreamed of attending UF all her life.

“Both my parents went there and I’ve been going to Gator games since before I was born,” Seifert said. “It’s just been, that’s what I’ve been raised with, pretty much that’s all I’ve known. When I went and toured it, I just fell in love with it.”

Seifert plans to major in physical therapy.

Seniors will find out Friday night whether or not they will be added to the University of Florida’s Class of 2019.

“Applicants will be able to view their decisions from their check status page,”Evans said. “Late applicants or those applicants who did not submit all documents by the individual deadline dates will get their decisions on March 29.”

By Annelise Williams