Nearly 100 handpicked students have tickets to attend the Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado in Boulder Wednesday night.

The Daily Camera newspaper reports that most were selected by faculty members and then vetted by campus administrators but 10 were chosen by student government leaders.

At first, debate organizers only made a total of 50 tickets available to the university but then upped the number to 100 and then 150.

University officials say 99 tickets were given to students, 17 went to faculty and 34 are for event volunteers, the university's nine regents and Chancellor Phil DiStefano. The regents and DiStefano each get two tickets.