When the task at hand is to welcome more than 800 eager students to a phase of life that will transform them into purposeful leaders, it takes more than a little rain to dampen the spirit. Capital University students, faculty and staff welcomed 811 new students into the academic community on Thursday, August 21.
The arrival of the Class of 2018 marks another consecutive year of growth in traditional undergraduate enrollment for Capital, which set its highest goal yet for incoming students — 700 first-time first-year students and 81 transfer students. The annual Move-in Day and Welcome Weekend kickoff brought 732 first-time, first-year students and 79 transfers, to Capital’s Bexley campus.
The class is equally as strong in academic talent, diversity and out-of-state students, while the international student population continues to grow. Nearly 90 percent of the entering class will live on campus, boosting Capital’s residential student population to 1,600, which is supported by a modest increase in student housing capacity Capital secured over the last year.
This week, Capital also welcomed a new class of first-year law students. At 168 students strong the class represents a slight increase over last year’s incoming class size and exceeds the enrollment goal, even in the midst of a national decline in law school enrollment and prospective students. Likewise, enrollment remains strong in adult and graduate programs offered at the Bexley campus.
Returning students will move back to campus this weekend in time for classes to begin Monday, August 25.
The annual Move-in Day and Welcome Weekend kickoff brought 732 first-time, first-year students and 79 transfers, to Capital’s Bexley campus.
Located in the Columbus, Ohio, neighborhood of Bexley, Capital University is a private, four-year undergraduate institution and graduate school. Capital prepares students for meaningful lives and purposeful careers through a relevant liberal arts core curriculum and deep professional programs. Influenced by its Lutheran heritage, Capital places great emphasis on the free and open exchange of ideas, seeking out diverse perspectives, active participation in society, leadership and service. With a focus on rigor and experiential learning, the University capitalizes on its size, location, and heritage to develop the whole person, both inside and outside the classroom.
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