NHS Welcomes Class of 2017

AUGUST 26, 2013 - On Saturday, August 24, the School of Nursing & Health Studies welcomed members of the undergraduate Class of 2017.

School leadership, faculty, and staff celebrated nearly 120 new students who are pursuing bachelor of science degrees in health care management & policy, human science, international health, and nursing.

"We're really pleased to have you here," NHS Dean Martin Y. Iguchi, PhD, said during an ice cream social the school hosted for the new students and their families.

'Good Care'

Students in the new class are among the best and brightest.  NHS received 1,242 applications for undergraduate admission to the Class of 2017.  The school had an acceptance rate of 17.6 percent.  Quality indicators remain strong. The SAT average range of admitted students is 650-740 in critical reading and 650-750 in math.  The average class rank for these students was the top 4.1 percent.

During the event in Copley Formal Lounge, the students had the opportunity to meet with representatives from their respective academic major, as well as socialize with each another.

"We promise the parents that we're going to take good care of your kids," Iguchi said.  "We're welcoming you to check in and visit us on the campus at any time."

But the dean joked: "Please let your kids know first."

By Bill Cessato