Saint Rose Celebrates Its Largest First-Year Class
Class of 2020 Sets Record of Registered Students
The College of Saint Rose has welcomed the Class of 2020, the largest first-year class in the College’s nearly 100-year history.
This number surpasses the previous largest class record, set in 2010, and also set a new record high for applications for admission to Saint Rose with more than 7,000 applications.
Saint Rose President Dr. Carolyn J. Stefanco said she expects the Class of 2020 will continue to stand out in several other ways.
“This new class is the largest, most diverse in our history and many are like me: the first in their families to attend college,” she said, noting that first-generation college students represent 34 percent of the Class of 2020, and Saint Rose has taken steps to encourage, mentor, and advise first-generation students to ensure that they have the same chance to succeed as those with college-educated parents and siblings.
The class is also among the College’s most ethnically diverse, at 42 percent, and geographically diverse, with students from 25 states and the District of Columbia. Overall, Saint Rose enrolls students from 55 countries and 36 states.
Saint Rose continues to extend its reach internationally this year, welcoming new undergraduate and graduate students from 16 countries, including Afghanistan, Bermuda, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Egypt, India, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan, and Zimbabwe.
Top majors chosen by the Class of 2020 include Biology, Business Administration, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Communications, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Forensic Psychology, Management, Music Industry, and Psychology.
“In addition, it is the class of our centennial year,” said Stefanco. “I am immensely proud to welcome these new students from across the country and around the world who are talented, filled with passion, and excited to be here.”