Stat 110 smashes enrollment record

September 13, 2017
Stat 110 smashes enrollment record

Joe Blitzstein’s Stat 110 course, Introduction to Probability (which is based on his book https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Probability-Chapman-Statistical-Science/dp/1466575573 joint with Jessica Hwang), hit a new landmark in September 2016. The enrollment for the class was 590, which is the first time a Statistics Department class with a calculus prerequisite has ever been larger than 500 in its history (we are searching the books to see if any course in Harvard’s history needing calculus has been larger). Growing from last year’s 485 students, Joe’s course is the third largest at Harvard, just behind Ec10 (633 this year, 651 last year) and CS50 (697 this year, 692 last year).