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Largest Incoming Class in History Arrives on Campus

Largest Incoming Class in History Arrives on Campus
First-year students get their class photo taken on move-in weekend.

This year’s incoming class, the largest in the University’s history, arrived on campus Aug. 23. At 1,086 members, Scranton’s undergraduate class of 2018 surpasses the previous record of 1,054 students set by the class of 2015. 

The class was drawn from 9,394 applicants, which is the second largest application pool in the University’s history. Incoming students represent a total of 480 high schools, 10 states, and countries such as Nigeria, China and India. Home states represented include California, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Virginia. Enrollment continues to be strong in business and the health professions. 

The University has seen its student of color population continue to grow with 16.4 percent of the members of its incoming class identifying themselves this way. 

The first-year class also includes 80 legacy children of University of Scranton alumni, including 10 legacy students of alumni couples.

Read more about the class of 2018 in the press release here.

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