The school won’t have official enrollment figures until September, a school spokeswoman said Monday. But the school’s president, Phillip Stone, who hopes to increase enrollment to record levels, told reporters that unofficial numbers suggest 248 students on the Virginia campus, and about 80 enrolled in the school’s junior year abroad programs, with at least a dozen still undecided. More than 500 attended last year.
Last academic year, there were 124 faculty members; this year there are 100, with 16 of them new to the school. The college has not reduced its academic offerings this fall despite the smaller enrollment, a spokeswoman said.
Later this week, as classes begin, an exhibit will open at a gallery on campus, documenting the struggle to keep the college open.