by Web on September 19, 2016
We’re happy to say that the freshman class at Millsaps College is the largest since 2009!
The number of freshmen attending class this fall is 259, which is up 16 percent from last year’s number of 223 freshmen.
The new class is academically impressive, with a record high average ACT score of 27.
Representing 6 percent of incoming freshmen, this year¹s cohort of international students is the largest in the history of the College, said Dr. Robert Alexander, vice president for enrollment and communications at Millsaps.
International freshman students are on campus from Bolivia, China, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Germany, India, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Mongolia, Singapore, and the U.K.
More than 10 percent of the class is comprised of legacy students, a strong demonstration of alumni affinity for their alma mater, he said.
Alexander said faculty, staff, students, and alumni all played a role in such positive news. "I extend my thanks to all those on campus and off, who helped recruit this fantastic group of new students to Millsaps,” he said.