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HAMBURG, N.Y. – Hilbert College announces its incoming freshmen class for the Fall 2017 semester is the college’s largest in the last four years. Compared to last year’s incoming freshmen, Hilbert’s first-time freshmen enrollment is up 15%.
While the majority of Hilbert students continue to come from WNY, this year’s incoming class includes students from Georgia, Kansas, and Texas, in addition to a student from Guam and a student from American Samoa.
Maria Tanetani (left), from Tamuning, Guam, found Hilbert online and visited the college over the summer and thought “the campus was so beautiful.”
“I thought, as I am still learning English, the environment at Hilbert would be a great place to continue learning and provide the best education,” Maria said.
Lillian Pritchard (right) from the village of Leone in the western region of American Samoa also found Hilbert online. She is looking forward to getting involved with the cross country team and joining some campus clubs.
“I thought the campus was very nice,” Lillian said. “It is much bigger than the Samoa college (American Samoa Community College).”
“Our incoming freshmen class for Fall 2017 is a testament to some of the new initiatives instituted by our admissions office,” said Hilbert President Cynthia Zane. “It is a very encouraging sign in light of the challenges facing New York’s private higher education sector. We are confident we can build on this momentum and maintain our impressive retention rate, which starts with our focus on student success and helping students graduate on time.”
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Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 900 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and evening degree programs geared to adult learners.
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