This year, Virginia Tech faces an overpopulation issue after they admitted more rising freshmen than they anticipated.

The large student body caused the school to drop its first year on-campus residency requirement.

Career Center Specialist Gardner Humphreys said the problem will not have a major effect on the number of applications this year.

“The school’s reputation and programs stand on their own, and I think people will always want it as a very good option because they have so many programs,” Humphreys said.

Though Virginia Tech was unable to provide enough housing for the freshmen class, senior Ian Castegnaro said the overpopulation should serve as a learning opportunity.

“Even though there might be more students attending than were expected, [Virginia Tech] still has state of the art education,” Castegnaro said.