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September 30, 2021

Class of 2025 Largest Incoming First-Year Class in University History

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Avila University enrolled the largest incoming class of first-year students in institutional history this fall, welcoming 217 first-year students and 105 transfer students.

Numerous new academic programs, as well as new athletics programs in men’s and women’s bowling and wrestling, made a decisive impact on recruiting efforts leading into this academic year, according to Alexandra Adams, Ed.D., vice president of Enrollment and Student Success.

“Despite the challenges faced by our recruiting and coaching staff the past year, our team members went above and beyond to ensure Avila would be welcoming in a large, talented class of first-year students,” Adams said. “We were pleased to surpass our target undergraduate headcount this year, a testament to the continued strength of an Avila education.”

Additionally, the University surpassed its goals for both student retention and the total full-time student population. With the incoming student cohort, Avila’s total undergraduate population currently stands at 882.

“At Avila, we’ve introduced numerous academic programs over the past several years designed to provide excellent preparation for our students as they begin their professional lives,” Adams said. “This forward-looking strategy will allow the University to continue to be a valued asset for Kansas City and Midwest businesses and organizations for years to come. By providing our students the skills they’ll need in an ever-changing workforce, this and future classes will be as well-prepared as any of their peers to contribute and lead.”

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