Welcome Class of 2013
Last week, the campus was filled with excitement as the “lucky” 13th class of the twenty - first century was welcomed to the University of Redlands.
This year, 3,592 students applied to be a part of the Redlands community, and of that, 675 new students stepped onto campus to begin their college careers.
Despite the tough economic times being felt across the nation, and specifically at California’s state colleges and universities, the number of new students who arrived for the first day of classes at the University of Redlands held consistent with last year’s arrival of 676 students.
Since the fall of 2004, the number of applications to the private liberal arts and sciences university has increased by over twenty four percent.
The newest class of Bulldogs comes from 34 states, with 67 percent hailing from California. Other states represented in descending order include: Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Texas, Arizona, Connecticut and Illinois.
The Class of 2013 knows what they want. They’ve started their first year at Redlands with a strong idea of what they’re interested in studying. Only 16 percent of the students have declared themselves as undecided, while 40 students have already elected to take advantage of the university’s Johnston Center to create their own majors.
Here are just a few of the reasons why the Class of 2013 is fortunate to become Bulldogs this year:
- They will be the first to experience the New Center of the Arts.
- The first phase is scheduled to be completed by January 2010.
- They’ll experience the new and improved Armacost Library, providing students with 24-hour computer centers and a coffee shop that will be coming soon.
- This year marks the 100th Anniversary of Bulldog Football. Redlands is now officially on Twitter and Facebook, giving students another way to find out what’s happening on campus.
- It’s a great year to go Greek. The university is celebrating 100 years of local fraternities and sororities on campus
The Class of 2013 was joined by the rest of the student body as the 2009-10 school year gets off to a great start.