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University expects about 2,200 new graduate students
STANFORD -- Stanford University expects to enroll 2,202 new graduate students this fall, a decrease of about 3 percent from this time last year, according to statistics compiled by the Registrar's Office.
The School of Engineering has the highest number of incoming graduate students, with 771 new master's students and 145 new doctoral students.
It is followed by the School of Humanities and Sciences, with 150 new master's students and 257 new doctoral students; the Graduate School of Business, with 382 master's students and 23 doctoral students; Law (5 master's, 178 doctoral); Medicine (3 master's, 53 Ph.D. and 92 M.D.); Education (74 master's, 21 doctoral); and Earth Sciences (20 master's and 26 doctoral).
About 70 percent of the new graduate students - 1,521 - are male, while females make up about 30 percent, or 681.
A convocation to welcome the new graduate students and their families will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in Dinkelspiel Auditorium. Dean of Research Charles Kruger, Dean of Students Michael Jackson and student representatives will speak.
The Bechtel International Center will host a reception afterward.
"Teaching at Stanford," an orientation for future course assistants, teaching assistants and other instructors, will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Terman Auditorium. Workshops and video presentations will be featured.
A special program for spouses and partners of graduate students will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Escondido Village Center. Speakers will discuss employment opportunities, child care, health care, campus activities, cultural events and religious groups.
Other graduate student orientation activities will be held in departments and schools throughout the fall. For more information call the Graduate Services staff in the Registrar's Office, 725-2536.
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