right arrow
Informational Message Stay on top of the information you need to navigate the admissions process amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We've got articles, videos and forum discussions that provide answers to all of your test prep, admissions and college search questions.   Visit our COVID-19 resource page.

Introducing Kai!
Your College Confidential guide bot.

Kai can provide tips and support as you research and apply to colleges, and explore majors and careers.

Chat with Kai
here, 24/7!

or Skip Forever

In an exclusive AMA for College Confidential, Gaelle Pierre-Louis, a former college admissions officer, reveals surprising insights on the elite college application process. ASK HER ANYTHING!
PARENTS4PARENTS: With the deadlines for ED/EA coming up shortly, thumper1 and happymomof1 will be answering questions and sharing their tips on how to build your college list. ASK THEM ANYTHING!
Make sure to check out our October Checklist for HS Seniors. Consult these quick resources to get you started on the process this month.
Finding the right college for your unique situation can be challenging. Hear from other students who shared their admissions story. Download our FREE Student Voices - vol. 1, Student Voices - vol. 2, and Student Voices - vol. 3 eBooks NOW!

Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

Dave_BerryDave_Berry CC Admissions Expert 511 replies3177 threads CC Admissions Expert
"Just two weeks after students started returning to Ball State University last month, the surrounding county had become Indiana’s coronavirus epicenter.

Out of nearly 600 students tested for the virus, more than half have been positive. Dozens of infections have been blamed on off-campus parties, prompting university officials to admonish students.

University President Geoffrey Mearns wrote that the cases apparently were tied not to classrooms or dormitories but to 'poor personal choices some students are making, primarily off campus.'" ...

1 replies
· Reply · Share

Replies to: Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

  • RichInPittRichInPitt 2955 replies48 threads Senior Member
    edited September 18
    Very interesting how different campuses have responded. Purdue is less than a 2 hour drive away and has a sub-3% positive rate.

    Less than twice the size, Purdue has also tested 21,000+ students - 5,000+ in the last week (in addition to 38,000 pre-arrival tests). 600 tested students, among a 21,000+ enrollment, seems odd.

    I wish there was a full list of the 50 counties they analyzed. Even the source AP document only shows a few.
    edited September 18
    · Reply · Share
Sign In or Register to comment.

Recent Activity