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Westminster College sees 25% increase in freshman enrollment during COVID-19 pandemic

An aerial view of Westminster College in Fulton.
Westminster College
An aerial view of Westminster College in Fulton.


Westminster College's freshman enrollment increased 25-percent after the school waived some standardized test scores earlier this year.

College officials say the class of 2024 is the largest freshman class Westminster has welcomed in the last four years.

A release from the college said 177 students were accepted to the university this year.

Westminster College Vice President of Enrollment Services, Paul Orscheln, said making ACT and SAT tests scores optional and relaxing some financial requirements contributed to the increase.

Westminster officials say enrollment was not negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of Monday, the college's COVID-19 website said seven students actively had coronavirus. It included no staff members had active cases.

The college added five students were quarantined on-campus and two others were isolated off-campus. Four staff members and 47 students have recovered from COVID-19 since the fall semester started.

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Matt Ragsdale

Matt Ragsdale is a broadcast and digital producer at ABC 17 News.


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