Georgetown College Welcomes Largest Freshman Class Since 2011
Submitted on August 16, 2019
As the fall semester arrives, Georgetown College welcomes one of the largest incoming classes in almost ten years. On Thursday, August 15th, more than 350 students moved in to their new home at the College.
More than 319 of the incoming students are freshmen, representing the largest incoming Freshman Class since 2011. President Will Jones said, “More and more young people want Georgetown’s championship-level education of the mind and heart. It’s great to welcome such a large group of new students. I look forward to learning their names and their stories. It’s great to be a new Tiger with them.”
This is also the most academically qualified incoming class in some time, raising the average GPA by more than a tenth over any recent year, and is also the most diverse. The Programs of Distinction, one of the most unique aspects of the Georgetown College experience, are also extremely well-represented by the incoming class. This year marks the largest ever group of Honors Students and Christian Scholars.
Vice President of Enrollment Management, Dr. Jonathan Sands-Wise, said, “These are exciting times for GC! To bring in a class that is simultaneously our largest, academically strongest, and most diverse in many years shows that what Georgetown College offers students – exceptional academics in a vibrant Christian community that prepares students for amazing success – continues to appeal to all sorts of different families.”
Move-In Day kicks off Orientation Weekend at Georgetown College, and incoming students, along with the rest of the campus community, will begin classes on Monday, August 19th.