August 26, 2016 – Endicott College begins its 2016-2017 academic year on Wednesday, September 7 with 2,724 undergraduate students and 2,350 graduate students. Over 100 students will be studying abroad and 2,403 will be living on Endicott’s Beverly campus, which includes a new residence hall named for Beverly’s Peter Frates.
The College received approximately 4,000 applications for the upcoming academic year and will enroll approximately 780 students this fall, of which 720 are freshmen and 60 are transfers. According to Thomas J. Redman, Vice President of Admission and Financial Aid: “We have 1944 returning students and are welcoming 14 new international exchange students. Overall, the Class of 2020 has previously performed well in the classroom, boasting an average GPA of 3.3 and an average SAT score of 1074. Thirty-two percent were members of National Honor Societies, 22% captains of various varsity athletic teams, 77% involved in community service, 11% class officers, and many others involved in music, dance, and theatrical arts. The new students hail from 24 states and 14 countries.”
This fall 101 students will travel overseas - 94 studying abroad and seven doing international internships. Some of the locations where they will be studying include: Hong Kong; Prague, Czech Republic; Paris, France; Cape Town, South Africa; Madrid, Spain; and Athens, Greece.
This year Endicott has 40 new faculty and staff members, and has created a new position housed in Southern Connecticut and New York which will assist students in internship placement and career searches.
“It’s always exciting to meet our new freshman class and welcome back our upperclassmen,” said Endicott President Richard E. Wylie. “The College is feeling a lot of positive momentum and we can’t wait to see what our new and returning students will accomplish this year. We have encouraging new employment data from our graduating classes, improvements to our internship program, and know a bright future awaits all of our Gulls. But first, they’ll enjoy another great year here on campus!”
The Van Loan School at Endicott College enrolls over 2,350 students at 25 U.S. sites and seven international sites in certificate, associate, bachelor, master and doctoral degree programs.
New Construction and Campus Upgrades
A new residence hall named for Beverly’s Peter Frates will be completed within the next week and ready for move-in. Living in spacious triple rooms with community baths, 225 freshmen will call Peter Frates Hall home. A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony is planned for September 13.
The new Northeast Parking Lot, located behind the Lodge, will accommodate 140 vehicles, and a new permit system will help alleviate parking stress points on campus.
Over the summer, many buildings and resources on campus saw repairs or upgrades, including the addition of common areas and room renovations in Brindle Hall, renovation of Brooks Hall into office space, road and sidewalk improvements, and kitchen renovations in Trexler Hall. A new reflection area dedicated to first responders and military is in the final states of installation and will be dedicated in a ceremony on Sunday, September 11.
Recent College achievements leading into the fall semester include:
- Endicott has once again been named a "Great College To Work For" by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Endicott won honors in nine out of 12 categories and is one of 42 institutions on the Honor Roll.
- The School of Nursing recently received a scholarship grant in support of graduate students in the amount of $46,312 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- New statistics from the Career Center report that 98% of graduates from the Class of 2015 were employed or attending graduate school/continuing education. Of those employed, 53% reported that their full-time position was at a former internship site or found through an internship site contact.
- A $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration will help fund a new life science and business incubator on campus that is expected to create 335 new jobs. The grant was awarded in partnership with nonprofit technology business incubator North Shore InnoVentures.
Over 250 preseason athletes and resident assistants are currently on campus. New students will move in and participate in Orientation on September 3-5, and returning students will arrive on September 6. Classes begin Wednesday, September 7.