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Freshman enrollment up 30 percent at Hilbert College

Hilbert College announced Thursday that its freshman class for the fall semester is its largest since 2011. First-time freshman enrollment is up 30 percent from last year, administrators said, the second year in a row that the number of freshmen has increased.

"An increase of 30 percent for our incoming freshman class, combined with a 15 percent increase last fall, is a testament to the great improvements we have made in our admissions and financial aid processes and the enhanced efforts of our overall marketing initiatives," said Hilbert’s interim president Father Michael Sajda.

He noted that the college's geographic diversity also increased. While most Hilbert students come from Western New York, the freshman class also includes students from Florida, Maine, Tennessee, Illinois, Connecticut and Texas.

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