An interesting article in the NY Times about Iowa ending up with about 400 extra Freshman than it planned. Admissions is a difficult job, because inevitably, a large portion of the admitted students will choose other schools. It kind of seems similar to coaches over signing recruits attempting to predict attrition. At least the incoming Iowa students aren't having their admissions rescinded.
The university does not expect to have much trouble adding smaller discussion groups to accommodate the incoming freshmen taking big, introductory lecture courses like Rhetoric, which is essentially English 101. Housing all the incoming students, though, has been the biggest challenge. With each freshman entitled to campus housing, several hundred students transferring from community and other colleges will most likely be given beds in newly commissioned, off-campus apartments or renovated dorm lounges.