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      Finlandia's incoming class up 12 percent

      Finlandia University reports that their 2014-15 incoming class is 12 percent larger than last year's incoming class.

      This year's group of incoming students, which includes freshmen and transfer students, is 227 compared to 202 from the last school year.

      "Seeing an increase in incoming students is a testimonial to the steps Finlandia is taking," says Lenny Klaver, Vice President of Advancement and Enrollment at Finlandia. "Many factors came together to make this possible, including new tuition initiatives that make the university even more affordable, a new, highly motivated, enrollment team, and a newly developed strategy to address populations we weren't meeting as well as we'd like to."

      With the larger group of students this year, Finlandia Hall, the residence hall for the university, is at full capacity.

      "The fact that we reverse a three-year trend with our incoming students is the proof that momentum here is just starting to build," says Klaver. "We have nearly a dozen new faculty with fresh pedagogies, an energetic new staff in student life and activities, and of course some truly exciting things going on in our Division III athletic program."