Marian University welcomes largest freshman class in school history

September 6, 2017

Marian University began the new academic year by welcoming the Class of 2021 to campus on Monday, August 28. The Class of 2021 consists of over 350 new freshman students, the largest freshman class in the history of Marian University.

Students from high schools within Wisconsin, 23 other states and students from Canada, Germany, and Sweden make up this year’s class. The incoming transfer class is 12% larger this fall as well, pushing the total undergraduate enrollment to over 1,200 students. The increase in enrollment has led to a surge in the number of students living on campus by 60% compared to last fall.

“We are pleased to welcome the Class of 2021 and their families to the Marian University community. We are blessed to have the largest freshman class in school history join us this fall,” said Jason Harmon, vice president for enrollment management. “The decision by our President and the Board of Trustees to reduce tuition by $910 resonated with our students and their families. The addition of Men’s Lacrosse this academic year has drawn student-athletes from not only the Midwest, but from states as far away as Arizona, Maryland, and Texas. With the Center of Health Professions opening last spring and the construction of the new Dr. Richard and Leslie Ridenour Science Center beginning this fall, it is an exciting time for our students, faculty, and staff.”

Those interested in the 2018-19 school year are encouraged to attend one of Marian University’s fall open houses; information can be found at www.marianuniversity.edu/visit