Lewis welcomes 2017 Freshman Class

Samantha Carlson, Co-News Editor

Graphic created by Ashley LaFayette

On Aug. 28, Lewis welcomed over 4,500 undergraduates back to campus for the 2017 fall semester, over 600 being freshman.

The freshman class represents nearly 200 high schools around the country, but only 8 percent of those students are out of state. Compared to last year’s enrollment, this semester brought in more female students than male. A 3 percent increase in female students this semester resulted in females making up more than half of the freshman enrolled.

“This year’s freshman class enters Lewis with a very similar academic profile to other recent incoming classes.  We look forward to getting them engaged with the university and supporting them all the way through to graduation,” said Ashley Skidmore, dean of undergraduate admission.

Lewis continues to honor the mission statement of creating a diverse campus for all students. “Lewis University, guided by its Catholic and Lasallian heritage, provides to a diverse student population programs for a liberal and professional education grounded in the interaction of knowledge and fidelity in the search for truth,” as stated in the mission statement.

This year’s enrollment includes 30 percent minority students that make up part of Lewis’ diverse student population.

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