Maryville College has largest freshman class in its history
From Maryville College
Maryville College is expecting 362 freshmen, the largest incoming freshman class in the college’s 194-year history, for classes beginning next Wednesday.
While some freshman student-athletes have already moved into residence halls, the majority of new students were moving in Thursday. Returning students will move in on Sunday.
“Students are choosing Maryville College as their college destination because of its academic rigor, leadership and growth opportunities, and because of the relationships that exist between faculty and students,” said Cyndi Sweet, director of admissions. “Students appreciate the history and tradition of the college, as well as the advantage an MC degree will give them after graduation.
“This new group of students is a result of the hard work of countless people in the Admissions office, Financial Aid office and the campus as a whole,” Sweet continued. “We can’t wait to see the impact this group of students has on the MC community.”
Due to the increase in students, Maryville College Residence Life staff members have been working to accommodate students in the college’s residence halls.
In order to provide space for all students, some of the double rooms will now house three students, and some of the single rooms will now house two students. The students in the newly doubled and tripled rooms will be relocated to standard rooms as space becomes available. In the meantime, those students will receive housing refunds.
Of the 829 students living on campus, 34 students will be affected by this change.
“We are excited to welcome our largest freshman class ever,” said Vandy Kemp, vice president and dean of students. “As a residential college, it is important to us to provide the best possible living experience in our campus community, and we are ready. The campus looks great, our residence halls are waiting, and our staff and faculty are ready to help our newest students make a successful transition to the college.”
Enrollment numbers will be finalized on Sept. 10.