Class of 2023 Projected to Make Fairfield University History

Class of 2023 Projected to Make Fairfield University History

The fall 2019 incoming class is anticipated to be the largest and academically strongest on record for the University.

The incoming class of 2023 sees what the current members of our community already know – it’s a very exciting time to be at Fairfield University.

— Alison Hildenbrand, director of undergraduate admission

Before setting foot on campus in the fall, Fairfield University’s Class of 2023 is already on track to make University history. In addition to being a part of the largest applicant pool on record with more than 12,300 applications submitted at the start of the spring semester, this year’s group of first year students is predicted to be the largest and academically strongest in Fairfield’s 77-year history, with approximately 1,160 new Stags slated to join the herd this fall.

“The incoming class of 2023 sees what the current members of our community already know – it’s a very exciting time to be at Fairfield University,” said Alison Hildenbrand, director of undergraduate admission. “The landscape of higher education changed in dramatic ways this year, and the overwhelming interest from highly talented students in Fairfield is recognition of the fact that we are a school ‘on the rise,’ prepared to educate and form the next generation of leaders.”

In addition to breaking the University’s previous admission and academic records, the Class of 2023 also sets a new record in the School of Engineering's 25-year history, boasting the largest number of first-year engineering students ever to enroll at Fairfield.

Other distinguishing characteristics of the incoming class include students’ demographics. According to the Office of Undergraduate Admission, the Class of 2023 is approximately 59% female and 41% male with students enrolling from 26 states, in addition to Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and nine international countries. And in keeping with Fairfield's Jesuit tradition, 71 students are graduates of Jesuit high schools, while 195 have a legacy connection to the University.

In addition to carrying on Fairfield’s tradition of excellence, it is clear that the Class of 2023 will make its mark in the University’s history books, even if its constituents' college journeys do not officially begin for another few months. With records already being broken so early in the year, the Office of Admission is looking forward to the seeing the impact these students make on the campus community, both inside and outside of the classroom.

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