Fairfield University's Class of 2018 Is Biggest Ever
When the Class of 2018 arrived on campus in September, they introduced a particularly impressive group of new students to the University. This new class of 1,056 students is the largest in the history of the University, chosen from a pool of 9,987 applicants, Fairfield’s largest application pool ever.
“Not only is this the largest class in Fairfield's history, but this class is also the strongest class academically. Representing 27 states and 11 countries, the Class of 2018 brings a variety of talents, interests, and strengths to Fairfield, and I'm looking forward to seeing the impact they make on campus--both inside and outside the classroom,” said Alison Hildenbrand, director of Undergraduate Admission. “We are thrilled to welcome all 1,056 members of the Class of 2018 to the Fairfield University community.”
According to the Office of Undergraduate Admission, members of this class are some of the most academically gifted students in recent years, with the average GPAs and SATs higher than ever before. The class is 14% diverse and represents a wide geographic area.
Overall, the Class of 2018 is excited, enthusiastic, and getting involved on campus. Kelsey Shockey ’18, of Westport, Conn., for example, is already singing with the Glee Club, writing for The Mirror, and contemplating a double-major in journalism and Film, Television, and Media. “I’m so proud to be a student here. It’s a comfortable learning environment and, more importantly, a tight-knit community. I couldn’t have asked for a better college experience.”
Photo: University President Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J., greeted the Class of 2018 at Orientation in June.