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University Welcomes Another Record-Breaking Incoming Class

The more than 1,300 first-year students in our Class of 2023 were selected from the biggest applicant pool in the history of the University. They are part of an accomplished and diverse group, with members hailing from across the country and around the globe.

August 23, 2019

By Renee Chmiel, Office of Marketing and Communications

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The University of New Haven welcomed first-year students in the Class of 2023 and transfer students to the campus community.

Janelle Cavanaugh ’23, a music industry major, is excited to be living on campus and to be a part of the University’s Marching Band.

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Janelle Cavanaugh ’23

“The University feels like home,” said Cavanaugh. “I am most looking forward to living with all of my friends on campus. Because of the resources that the University provides, I have already become very close to many other music majors who will be in my classes this semester.”

Cavanaugh is one of the more than 1,300 first-year students in the University’s Class of 2023 who were selected from the largest applicant pool in the University’s history. Approximately, 58 percent of the first-year students are female, and 90 percent of the Class of 2023 will live on campus this year.

In addition to the incoming first-year students, the University welcomed 200 transfer students. The University’s newest Chargers, whose first year coincides with the University’s Centennial in 2020, come from 28 different states and 13 countries.

With more than 200 students enrolled in the program, forensic science was the most popular major for first-year students, followed by criminal justice. Biology, cybersecurity, and sport management were also among the most popular majors for first-year students.

"The sky is truly the limit for what our incoming students will accomplish."President Steven H. Kaplan, Ph.D.

“This is an exciting time in the lives of our newest students, and it certainly is an exciting time in the life of the University,” said President Steven H. Kaplan," Ph.D. “We are about to celebrate our 100th anniversary, and we are going to be opening one of the most innovative classroom facilities in the country, the Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation, this academic year.

“The sky is truly the limit for what our incoming students will accomplish as students and throughout their lives,” continued President Kaplan.