DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Thousands of students in the Miami Valley will start a new chapter Friday, moving in at colleges and universities across the area.
That includes nearly 2,200 incoming freshmen at the University of Dayton.
UD officials say the class of 2022 features the second largest group of freshmen in school history, just behind the class of 2021.
According to UD officials, this year’s incoming freshmen come from 39 different states and 18 different countries.
UD says the incoming class is setting new records for diversity and academic achievement. The university’s new group of students set a record for the highest standardized test scores and high school GPAs.
According to UD officials, the class is one of the school’s most ethnically, racially and socioeconomically diverse.
“As a Catholic, Marianist university, we are committed to access and we know diversity, equity and inclusion are linked with excellence,” said Jason Reinoehl, vice president for strategic enrollment management. “We’re excited for this talented and diverse class to join our community and to make their own mark on our journey toward becoming the university for the common good.”
The University will celebrate new students and faculty at convocation on August 21st.
Classes begin on August 22nd.