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    “1,747 Students Register For Fall Semester; Now 3 Girls For Every Man”

    A total enrollment of 1,747 students was announced by C. Zaner Lesher, registrar. Of the 1,747 students, 1,279 are women and 468 men. The ratio of women to men is approximately 3 to 1.

    Although official registration is over for freshman and old students, Lesher expects the additional enrollment of at least 400 students. This would bring the total number of students to over 1,800 for the fifty-third autumn semester. Statistics show that this would be a decided increase of about 400 students above the enrollment at this time last year.

    This considerable increase over last year’s enrollment was due to several reasons, Lesher stated.



    High wages paid in defense jobs and general pay increases have enlarges incomes and enabled many students for whom it would have otherwise have been impossible, to enroll in the University of Arizona. He also cited an increased general interest in college as a possible reason for the enlarged enrollment. Another part of this increase is due to the enrollment of the 100 veterans of World War II. Fifty of the 100 men are enrolled under the government program outlines in the GI bill of rights. Another 25 are are registered under the veterans rehabilitation program, and the remaining 25 are discharged veterans entering on their own initiative.

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