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    Scranton Welcomes Class of 2023

    Members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2023 are helped moving onto campus by a small army of upperclassmen volunteers. The incoming students include 93 legacy children whose parents and/or grandparents are University of Scranton alumni.
    August 24, 2019

    The University of Scranton welcomed more than 1,450 incoming students for the fall semester, including more than 1,010 members of its undergraduate class of 2023, 40 transfer students and more than 400 graduate students, both on-campus and online.

    The University’s undergraduate class of 2023, selected from a pool of nearly 9,500 applicants, has an average SAT score of 1,217. Incoming students represent 13 states including California, Florida, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, New Jersey and Virginia. Members of the class are also from Ireland, Pakistan and Vietnam. Approximately 25 percent of the class is from Northeast Pennsylvania. The most common majors chosen by members of the incoming class are nursing, occupational therapy and biology.

    The class of 2023 also includes 93 legacy children whose parents and/or grandparents are University of Scranton alumni.

    Saturday’s Fall Welcome events included a Mass, a class photo, residence hall and commuter meetings, an alumni legacy reception and a luncheon for first-generation students and their parents as part of the THR1VE Program at Scranton. The fall welcome also included a community service event where members of the incoming class helped area children and their families prepare for the upcoming school year by volunteering at the Back to School Bonanza, which took place on Sunday, Aug. 25, at The Marketplace at Steamtown.

    In addition to the undergraduate class of 2023, the University’s incoming graduate students represent several states and foreign countries, including China, Ghana, India, Malawi and Saudi Arabia.

    Fall semester classes began Monday, Aug. 26, at the University’s campus.

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