Beverly, Mass - (PRWEB) September 03, 2011
On September 6 Endicott College will begin its new academic year. For the nineteenth consecutive year, the College has enrolled the largest class in its history. This year the College anticipates an enrollment of approximately 2,300 students in its traditional on campus undergraduate program. Approximately 1,945 will be in on campus housing and 50 students will study abroad in such countries as China, Australia, Ireland, Spain, South Africa, Argentina, and Italy. The Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies anticipates an enrollment of over 2,400 this year.
The Endicott Class of 2015 includes 715 students of whom 651 are freshmen. They represent 16 states and 12 countries. According to Tom Redman, Vice President of Admission and Financial Aid, “We have experienced another banner year in the Office of Admission! Of the 3,725 students who applied, 66% were offered admission. The new Class, the largest in the seventy-two year history of the College, brings a wealth of talent and experience to campus as they have excelled academically, been active as student leaders and athletes, and participated in many valuable community service activities.”
According to President Richard E. Wylie, “Over the summer we have renovated and upgraded classrooms, offices, residence halls, roadways, and we have increased parking. New athletic locker rooms, workout rooms, and showers are included in a new athletic support building at the Stadium. A new 260 bed residence hall will open in fall 2011. This new facility named Marblehead was built by Windover Construction and will boast a fitness room as well as a variety of lounge and study spaces. Rooms are double occupancy with private bathrooms in each room. The addition of this hall allows the College to house more of its students in on campus housing.”
The College is increasing the Internet bandwidth on campus for academic and administrative networks by 500 percent. In the fall semester the bandwidth will increase from 100 Mbps (Megabit per second) to 500 Mbps to improve the overall experience for students, faculty and staff.
Nine new faculty and academic administrators with impressive credentials have been hired. They will teach in the areas of English, Mathematics, Nursing, Interior Design, Science and Technology.
Over 250 preseason athletes have arrived on campus; new students are slated to arrive on September 4 and returning students on September 5. Classes begin on September 6.