UD welcomes record-breaking class to campus

University of Dayton Chapel (WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)
University of Dayton Chapel (WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The University of Dayton is welcoming its largest first-year class in its history.

2,205 first-year students arrive on campus this weekend.

The class is also the most academically and diverse in history with the highest average test scores and an increase in African-American and Hispanic students.

“Some of the best academically prepared students in the country continue to choose the quality and value of our Catholic, Marianist education,” said Sundar Kumarasamy, vice president for enrollment management and marketing. “With increased competition nationally and in Ohio, it’s significant that demand for a University of Dayton education is continuing.”

This year’s class tops record numbers set in 1967 when 2,073 first-year students enrolled.

Total undergraduate enrollment for the fall semester is also a record maker at 7,547.

Move-in weekend begins Friday night at Marianist Hall and will continue through the weekend.

Classes begin August 27.

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