Beverly, MA — On September 2 Endicott College will begin its new academic year. For the eighteenth consecutive year, the College has enrolled the largest class in its history. This year the College anticipates an enrollment of 2115 students in its traditional on campus undergraduate program. Approximately 1,760 will be in on campus housing and 52 students will study abroad in such places as Ghana, Denmark, New Zealand, India, Korea, China, and Ireland. The Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies anticipates an enrollment of over 2,400 this year.
The Endicott Class of 2014 is made up of 675 students of which 628 are freshmen. They represent 22 states and 14 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 3,907 students who applied, 58% were offered admission. The new Class brings a wealth of 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. An addition to the Post Fitness Center is almost completed and a 250-bed residence hall is in process and slated to open in fall 2011. We are completing the installation of over 300 wireless access points on campus to create a wireless infrastructure that encompasses classrooms, residence halls, the library campus centers and recreational and social places where students congregate.”
Impressive new faculty have been hired in the areas of Spanish, Psychology, Accounting, and Education. Kevin Burke, who served as Secretary of Public Safety for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, joined Endicott to help expand opportunities in the field of criminal justice and homeland security. Sarah Creighton, a well-known specialist in sustainability and the author of several books on the subject, also joined the College.
Over 250 preseason athletes have arrived on campus; new students are slated to arrive on August 30 and returning students on September 1. Classes begin on September 2.