Moving in: College welcomes 405
WILMORE, KY—Blistering temperatures nearing triple digits didn’t keep the 405 new Asbury College students from beginning orientation on Thursday, Aug. 23.
“After a year of recruiting these students, it’s so good to finally see them here,” said Ron Anderson, director of admissions and financial aid.
Asbury College’s largest class in five years, the members are made up of 319 first time freshmen, 71 transfers and 15 former students.
Inquires for this year’s class increased by 63 percent from last year. More than 1,500 students applied for admission, a 12 percent jump from 2006. The surge of applications created a more than 12 percent increase in incoming students from the previous year.
The Fearless Class of 2011 is not only large in number, but also strong academically. The class has an average GPA of 3.58, average ACT of 24.6 and average SAT of 1163. Nearly one-third of the students were in the top 10 percent of their high school class and more than one-half were in the top 25 percent. The male/female ratio is 44.2/55.8 percent.
Members of the new class hail from 35 states and 11 foreign nations. The top six states represented this year are Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Florida, Pennsylvania and Illinois.
Of the new students, 61 percent attended public high school, 29 percent went to private schools and10 percent were homeschooled.
The top six majors selected by this incoming class are media communications, elementary education, communications, Christian ministries, psychology and music.
Welcome to Asbury College!