WEST HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of New Haven announced today that it will welcome the largest class in its history this fall. The class is 33 percent larger than the class admitted last fall and indicates that the university is increasingly becoming first choice for a growing number of students.
The class will begin arriving on campus on Wednesday, Aug. 23. It includes 1,730 new students – 1,503 first-year students and 227 transfer students.
The students hail from 33 states and 21 countries. The class includes three sets of twins and is 55 percent female.
"The University is increasingly the first choice for successful students who are looking not only for a fulfilling student-first college experience but also post-graduation opportunities," Walter Caffey, vice president for enrollment, said. "The incoming students will be a terrific addition to the bright, eager, and capable students returning to campus to complete their degrees."
The University was recently named one of the nation's best colleges for 2018 by The Princeton Review, a directory of top colleges. This is the second year in a row that the University has been included in the prestigious and influential college guide.
In addition, the University's Office of Career Services was ranked 17th in the nation.
When President Steven H. Kaplan joined the University 13 years ago, the student body numbered about 4,000, many of whom were commuters. This fall, the University will include nearly 6,800 students, with more than 65 percent of undergraduates living on campus.
About The University of New Haven… The University of New Haven, located on the south-central coast of Connecticut, comprises five colleges that, together, provide career-focused education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, fine arts, business, engineering, and public safety and service. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University, the University is a diverse and vibrant community of more than 6,800 students. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, the University of New Haven offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, study abroad programs, and 17 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II's highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference. For more information: www.newhaven.edu.