QU announces largest freshman class in 30 years

QUINCY, Ill. — Enrollment continues to grow at Quincy University. This fall, the university welcomed 307 freshmen. This is a 33% increase from last year and marks the largest freshman class since 1992.

Including all undergraduate and graduate students, QU’s total enrollment for the fall 2022 academic term is 1,250. This is an 8% increase from the total number university enrollment in the fall of 2021.

“At Quincy University, we have always told the great story of this Catholic and Franciscan university,” said Brian McGee, Ph.D., president of Quincy University. “In our recent efforts to reach prospective students, we have emphasized our unique commitment to student success inside and outside the classroom. I am pleased that our Success by Design program and other new initiatives at QU have been so well received by our students and their families.

The Class of 2026 comes to QU from more than 150 different high schools, located in 27 states and 14 countries. Most Quincy University students come from Illinois and Missouri, as has been the case throughout the university’s history.

“My team and I are very pleased to welcome the highest number of new student enrollments in thirty years,” said Tom Oliver, MA, Vice President for Enrollment Management. “This incoming class brings diverse life experiences, perspectives, and talents to our campus community. We are excited to see how their presence will have a lasting impact on Quincy University.

These incoming students will join the Hawk family in taking full advantage of the distinctive elements of a liberal arts education at Quincy University. “This year’s large new class of students is proof that QU offers one of the best values ​​in private higher education. Through our commitment to student success through QU’s innovative Success by Design educational model and the affordability of our generous scholarship programs, the University is able to make an exceptional education available to a growing number of students,” said Oliver.

The freshman class has an average GPA of 3.40 and average SAT scores of 1155. Sixty percent were admitted as an optional test.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University is a small Catholic university with an emphasis on the sciences, liberal arts, and professions. Quincy University offers undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that incorporate practical experience and Franciscan values. Faculty and advisors work with students to design personalized success plans to help them graduate on time, find their passion, and prepare them for life. QU is a member of NCAA Division II for intercollegiate athletics. For more information, please visit www.quincy.edu or contact the Office of Community Relations at (217) 228-5275 or [email protected] Quincy University. Success by design.

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