MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — University of Montana administrators have sent letters to prospective students in an effort to increase contact with students who may be hesitating in their decision to attend following sexual assault reports.

Interim Provost Perry Brown tells the Missoulian the school a month ago sent out the letters to let them know about the school's high-quality education.

The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into the way Missoula police, prosecutors and the University of Montana have responded to reports of sexual assault and harassment after the agency learned of complaints that cases were not being properly handled.

The school had a record enrollment last fall but saw spring semester enrollment drop 400 students from the spring of 2011.