This year, Lynn welcomed 1,143 new students making this the largest number of students accepted since the year 2005. With more than 9,000 applications submitted, this also marked the highest numbers of applicants in the university’s history.
“The incoming freshman class brings the universities enrollment to over 3,000 students,” said Gareth Fowles, vice president for enrollment management. “91% of students that came in this year indicated that Lynn was their first or second choice for their education.”
Lynn also welcomed 363 graduate students along with 48 online students pursuing an undergraduate degree resulting in yet another record-breaking year for enrollment. Although the university is growing Lynn wants to stay true to the promise of a small university feel.
“We are very pleased with how much the university has grown, but we do not plan to continue to expand after this year so our students can still learn in small classrooms and have better relationships and connections with their professors,” said Fowles.
Regarding, the financial aspect, Lynn’s Student Financial Office has had to prepare more than ever for this large incoming class.
“Student Financial Services had been planning since February for the influx of new students this fall. The collaborative efforts between admission, resident life, and our office was tremendous and as a team we made it possible,” said Evelyn Nelson, Executive Director of Student Financial Services.
With the university attracting students worldwide, this gives all of them the opportunity to expand on their learning.
“I believe that students want to become apart of Lynn because the stellar facility that we offer. We provide students with real world experience, as well as being able to let our students to graduate with the experience and talent to become successful in the future,” she said.
The 2018-19 academic year is already off to a productive start, yet the students will not be the only new additions to campus. This fall Lynn began a curriculum in five new majors and continues to prepare for the opening of the Christine E. Lynn University Center in Spring 2019. This year is sure to be a memorable start for the future of the university.