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HAMBURG, N.Y. – Hilbert College announced its incoming freshman class for the Fall 2020 semester increased 23% over last year. Overall student headcount is up 4% over last fall and Hilbert’s total student body is over 800 for the first time since 2016.
“This is a tremendous accomplishment,” said Hilbert College President Dr. Michael S. Brophy. “A 23% increase in any year would be a reason for celebration, but given the unprecedented global situation, we are ecstatic to be able to welcome this group of new students to our campus.”
The incoming freshman class is one of the most diverse groups ever to start at Hilbert with nearly 35% identified as an underrepresented population. Hilbert announced an expanded relationship with Say Yes this year and that resulted in 23 Say Yes students entering the College this fall. While the majority of Hilbert students continue to come from WNY, this year’s incoming class includes students from as far away as California and Alaska.
“We are extremely proud of the quality and diversity of our incoming freshman class this year,” said Hilbert Vice President for Enrollment Management Dr. Randyll Bowen. “We continue to streamline our enrollment process to best meet the needs of students and their families, which is especially important in these challenging times.”
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 over 800 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 in criminal justice administration and public administration, including a track in health administration.
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