welcomes local student
Poorva Patel, of Mount Sterling, has been welcomed to Lehigh University as a member of the class of 2018.
She is among 1,322 degree-seeking students: 36 percent enrolled in P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, 35 percent in the College of Arts and Sciences, 25 percent in the College of Business and Economics, 3 percent in the College of Computer Science and Business, and 1 percent in arts and engineering.
Incoming freshmen are among 11,513 applicants, 34 percent of whom were accepted into the Class of 2018. Eighty-nine percent of students admitted ranked in the top 25 percent of their high school class.
This year’s incoming class hails from 41 U.S. states and 34 international countries and territories. This year, Lehigh will see one of its most diverse classes ever admitted, according to Lehigh Director of Admissions Bruce Bunnick. New international countries represented in the Class of 2018 include El Salvador, Mauritius, Pakistan, Palestine, Slovenia and Zimbabwe.
Total student enrollment, including undergraduate and graduate students, is projected to be about 7,070. There are 4,905 full-time students are currently enrolled as undergrads at Lehigh (56 percent men, 44 percent women) and 2,165 graduate students (54 percent men, 46 percent women).
London natives enroll at
University of Findlay
Two local students have been admitted to The University of Findlay.
Zachary Newman, of London, has enrolled as a health science/pre-physical therapy emphasis major. Newman is a graduate of London High School.
Forrest Weldon, of London, has enrolled as a pharmacy major. Weldon is a graduate of London High School.
The University of Findlay’s fall first-time, full-time entering class is 6.5 percent larger than last fall’s class and the university’s total enrollment is up 8.5 percent, 3,956, compared to 3,645 students last fall.
Findlay is known for its strong health professions, science-based, teacher education and business programs including pre-veterinary medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, nursing, equestrian studies, environmental science, education and accounting.
Two area students have received a scholarship at the University of Mount Union.
Jacob Datz, of London, recently enrolled and received the Heritage Award. His intended major is undecided.
Owen Shoemaker, of London, recently enrolled and received the Dean’s Scholarship. His intended major is nursing.
The University of Mount Union, founded in 1846, is a four-year, private institution grounded in the liberal arts tradition. The University is located in Alliance, 80 miles of both Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
Mount Union offers an array of broad-based and career-specific undergraduate and graduate programs to its 2,200 students who experience outstanding opportunities for success after graduation. Among members of the 2012 graduating class, 98 percent of those self-reporting started a degree-required career or were accepted to graduate school, all in an average of 20 days after graduation.