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College welcomes to campus Class of 2027, new transfer students

Student ambassadors running through Harlan Gates
August 24, 2023
Linda Blaser

Temperatures hovered neared 100 degrees on the first day of classes, as the College welcomed 429 members of the Class of 2027 and 84 new transfer students, August 25.

The newest Foresters hail from 36 states with 59 percent of first-years residing outside Illinois. In addition, 22 percent of the members of the Class of 2027 are international students and 38 percent of the American students identify as students of color.

The Class of 2027 was selected from a pool of 4,814 applicants, a 3 percent increase over last year’s 4,663 applications.

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