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The Class of 2022 is Indiana University East's largest and most diverse incoming class.

"Students are choosing IU East as a destination campus because they can have everything they want in their college experience right here in Richmond," Malott said. "We have a welcoming campus that provides top-quality academics, a dynamic campus life, and nationally recognized faculty. Plus, we're a very affordable option."

This fall's freshman class has 455 degree-seeking students enrolled for classes. The second largest freshman class was in 2014 with 413 freshman students enrolled.

On average, the members of the Class of 2022 are 18.8 years old. However, there is a range in the ages among freshman students. The youngest is 16 while the oldest is 45.