Editor's Note: This information was updated August 11, 2020 and due to fluctuations in admissions these numbers are subject to change.
Taylor is welcoming the graduating class of 2024 onto campus, in the midst of a year unlike any other.
This new class includes 419 new freshmen, in addition to 27 new transfer students.
These new students are walking into uncharted territory, however, this year they are not alone. With the new COVID-19 regulations that all of Taylor’s staff, faculty and returning students will be learning alongside these students.
With so much change many new students may wonder what is staying the same.
“When it comes to the best parts of Taylor they (freshmen) should expect really great friendships, really great professors and a cool community,” Third South English PA and sophomore Lydia May said. “Even though it may look different, it is still Taylor”
Despite travel complications this 47% of the incoming class is coming from out of state. This includes 31 US states and even 10 different countries. The other 43% of these students are Indiana natives.
Keeping in trend with previous years, the ladies outnumber the men, with a ratio of 67% female and 37% male.
Other notable facts about the class of ‘24 include the most popular majors: Business, Elementary Education, Biology, Exercise Science, Film and Media Production and Psychology.
Taylor is going to look different this year and the student body gets the opportunity to experience these changes alongside these new students.
“We're being encouraged to focus on the community you live with as opposed to the campus as a whole,” sophomore Abigail Harrington said. “Just understand that your circle might be smaller this year, there is still going to be that greater sense of community that we are all going to create.”