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Dordt College freshman class size is up again

Dordt College began the new academic year with an increase in this year’s freshman class, up from 347 last year to 365 this fall. Enrollment for summer and fall sessions includes 1,256 undergraduates and seventy graduate students, for a total of 1,326. Despite increases in the freshman and sophomore class sizes, the total undergraduate enrollment dipped by twenty-nine students, due primarily to a large 2005 graduating class.

This year’s student body comes to Dordt’s campus from thirty-one states, seven Canadian provinces, and includes fifteen students from nine other foreign countries. In addition to incoming freshmen, fifty-four upperclass students transferred to or restarted classes at Dordt College this fall, and sixteen area high school students are getting a jumpstart on college classes by taking courses on campus this semester.