St. Louis Incoming Freshman Class is Largest in 14 Years

| August 30, 2013
Students at the home campus in St. Louis form the traditional "W" during New Student Orientation.

Students at the home campus in St. Louis form the traditional “W” during New Student Orientation.

The incoming freshman class at Webster University’s home campus in Webster Groves is the largest class of first-year undergraduates there since 1999. With 502 students, this is 91 more than last year and four more since the last previous high, set in 2007 with 498 freshmen.

Geographically, the class is more diverse, with nearly five percent of the students coming from Iowa, Florida and Tennessee this year. This year’s freshmen at the home campus represent eight other nationalities (besides U.S. citizens), while more than one-fifth identify themselves as minorities.

“These numbers will likely change over the next few weeks as we get late registrants or students who decide not to attend because of family, financial or other reasons,” said Robert Parrent, interim chief enrollment officer. “Regardless if the numbers go up or down, the incoming freshman class numbers are the standard benchmark in higher education to predict how the rest of the school year will go, so Webster University has a lot to be optimistic about.”

Read more about this freshman class profile as of August 2013 in the news room at webster.edu.

For information on applying for study at any of Webster’s campus locations around the globe, visit the admissions page.

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