The freshman class is a record-breaker with 1,730 first-year students from all 50 states and 23 countries – it’s one of the biggest and most diverse classes in the University’s history. Welcome to campus!
This year’s class was selected from 29,000 applicants and it includes the university’s highest percentage of underrepresented minority students — 18 percent, which is up from 11 percent last year.
“We’re proud of the diversity you represent in every dimension,” Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton told the first-year students at the evening Convocation ceremony held in the Athletic Complex.
Photo credit: Joe Angeles, WUSTL Photo Services, Convocation 2015.