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Washington College welcomes 451 new students

 

The Star Democrat

August 24, 2016

 

Washington College welcomed 417 freshmen to campus to begin classes Monday, Aug. 29, including 34 transfer students.

From 31 states and nine countries, the students making up the freshmen of the class of 2020 reflect one of the most diverse and academically strong classes ever enrolled at Washington College.

“The secret about Washington College is getting out,” said Cindy Childs, interim vice president of enrollment management. “We are no longer a best-kept secret, rather, a top choice among college applicants nationwide.”

The number of enrolling students this fall is up 47 from last year’s incoming students, and among the freshmen, nearly 23.6 percent represent minorities. This brings minority enrollment campus-wide to 15.5 percent, up from 12.8 percent last year.

Among the freshmen that comprise the vlass of 2020, the average GPA is 3.6 and 38 percent are National Honor Society members.

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