From Staff Reports 

Brevard College Students Return To Campus

 

Thomas Mattabonla from Cary, N.C. moves in for his freshman year at Brevard College. Helping him are his mother Jean and sister Kayla. Amber Hong, from Graniteville, S.C., pushes a cart of her belongings while her dad Joe and mother Margaret carry the rest. (Times photos by Park Baker)

Brevard College students are back in town, and college officials anticipate overall enrollment to be more than 700.

The exact number won't be known until later, however.

This fall, the amount of applications, acceptances, paid deposits and academic profile of students from Transylvania County increased from last fall.

The average GPA of incoming new students from Transylvania County last year was 3.01 compared to 3.05 this fall. The average SAT score increased from 995 last year to 1033 this year. The college also saw 22 applications from Rosman High School students this year versus 16 last year.

"We are definitely seeing a boost in Transylvania County students applying and enrolling at BC, but we want to see more," said Chad Holt, the college's vice president of admissions and financial aid. "Serving our local market is very important to us, so we encourage students who are interested to stop by for a campus visit or submit an application."

Interested students may schedule a visit or apply through the college's website at http://www.brevard.edu.

"It's great to see this many of our local students choosing to continue their education here at home in Brevard," said BC President David C. Joyce. "The college belongs to everyone in this community, so it's nice to see our student body reflect that."

The new school year also sees the opening of the new residence hall on campus.

One of the college's longtime supporters has agreed to let the school honor him by naming the hall after him.

A dedication ceremony will be held in September or October.

 
 

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