Albertus Magnus College Welcomes Class of 2026 at Accepted Student Day
Fully In-person For First Time Since Pandemic
New Haven, Conn., March 23, 2022 – Albertus Magnus College welcomes the Class of 2026 – the first graduating class of its Second Century of Excellence. The last time this group experienced a “normal” educational experience was in ninth grade. Now they begin their college journey ready to soar.
There are two dates: April 2 and April 23, both starting at 11 am. The events will take place in-person, beginning in the Hubert Campus Center – the “Campus Living Room”, 831 Winchester Avenue, New Haven, Conn. Here, students will have the opportunity to have lunch with current Albertus students, faculty, and staff as well as interact with leaders of clubs and organizations. They will experience a mock class and get the chance to roam the beautiful 50-acre park-like campus during a scavenger hunt. Parents and guests will participate in a panel discussion and hear from the Financial Aid office – to better understand the award package. Everyone will then get to enjoy an ice cream social.
“We welcome the Class of 2026 to Albertus. Being fully in-person and being able to embrace a higher degree of normalcy will make this event even more special,” said Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing Andrea Kovacs.
Not only is this event a celebration of the many accomplishments of the accepted students, but of the College itself.
“We are excited to welcome our newest members of Fearless Falcons to our family. They'll lead us into our second century prepared to show the world the benefits of an Albertus education. We are ready to offer them a place of stability where they can spread their wings and soar," said Director of Admissions Ben Amarone, Jr.
For the sixth consecutive year – and at the highest rate yet in its almost 100-year history, Albertus graduates outpace the national average when it comes to finding jobs or continuing their education within six months after earning their degree. The graduating Class of 2021 degree recipients achieved a 97-percent success rate versus the most recent 82- percent national comparison rate, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Destination Survey. For the Classes of 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016, Albertus scored 95, 96, 96, 95 and 96-percent, respectively.
About Albertus Magnus College
About Albertus Magnus College: Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925, is a Catholic College in the Dominican tradition. It is recognized by external rankings such as US News & World Report Best Colleges, Money Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. The College has an enrollment of 1,500 students in its traditional undergraduate program, accelerated adult degree programs, and 12 graduate programs, including a new Master of Public Administration and the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling program in Connecticut. In the last year, the College received two significant Federal grants in support of student success and well-being: a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice and a $1.9 million Title III grant from the Department of Education.