The academic year began with 447 students.   Only 12 special students were enrolled, and several of them were expected to join the collegiate program during the year.  The freshman class, with one more member than in 1893, numbered 131.  Several applicants had withdrawn for the present year because there was no room for them on campus.

Sophia Richardson ’86, an instructor in mathematics, was granted a semester’s leave for study in “a special course” at the University of Chicago.     The New York Times