Quinnipiac University will officially welcome its largest freshman class during a ceremony starting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the TD Bank Sports Center, 305 Sherman Ave.
More than 1,800 freshmen, representing 27 states and more than 30 countries, will be introduced to the university community during a ceremony that will feature a welcome by Quinnipiac University President John L. Lahey and a lecture by Wes Moore, author of “The Other Wes Moore,” the book each freshman was required to read. Classes start Aug. 26.
The members of the freshman class, which is made up of 1,150 women and 680 men, ranked in the top quarter of their high school class and scored an average of 1,100 on the critical reading and math SAT.
Thirty-one percent of the class is enrolled in the School of Health Sciences; 28 percent in the College of Arts and Sciences; 26 percent in the School of Business and Engineering; 10 percent in the School of Communications; and 6 percent in the School of Nursing.
Among the states represented by the class are: Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin.
The class of 2017 also has the largest number of international students with members from Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Colombia, Dubai, England, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guyana, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Mongolia, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.