Meet the Class of 2013


Degrees Awarded

- Bachelor of arts: 443

- Master of arts: 2


Fields of Study

- Most popular majors: economics, psychology, biology, government, international relations

- Double majors: 94

- Most popular combination of majors: economics and international relations

- Triple majors: 1 (dance, sociology and French)

- Most unusual major: post-colonial linguistic anthropology (one of six student-designed majors)


Signature Experiences

- Studied abroad: 182

- Performed community service: 67 percent

- Completed a College-funded internship or summer research:77 percent

- Earned a certificate from an academic center: 67

  • Ammerman Center for Arts & Technology: 5
  • Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment: 10
  • Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy: 23
  • Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts: 29

- Earned a certificate in museum studies: 7

- Earned teaching certification: 13



- Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa:43

- Latin honors: 141

- Departmental honors: 186

- Three Fulbright Fellowship winners, a Davis Projects for Peace winner and eight All-American athletes 


Where They Came From

29 states in the U.S. and 19 other countries or territories (Angola, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Croatia, Georgia, Kenya, Nepal, Norway, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Tanzania, Tunisia, United Kingdom and Vietnam)


Where They’re Going Next

As they packed up their dorm rooms, the Class of 2013 was heading in many different directions, from first jobs to grad schools to service organizations, such as Americorps and Teach for America. Some members of the class were still job hunting or reviewing their options; a few had plans to travel before joining the workforce.

Many employers of the Class of 2013 are large and well known; major hospitals, accounting firms and financial services companies are represented. Others are small and specialized, including a German travel agency, a dance company and an organic farm. The most common titles for these first post-college jobs are business analyst, teacher, research assistant and paralegal.

The graduates planning to continue their studies immediately are enrolling at a wide range of graduate and professional programs at public and private universities across the United States. Many graduates are pursuing master’s degrees in fields as varied as public health, economics, fine arts, nuclear engineering and forensic psychology. Others are going to doctoral programs or schools of law, medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine. A few of the new graduates will be leaving the U.S. to study, including at the London School of Economics, the University of Ottawa, the University of Oxford, Paris College of Art and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.


May 21, 2013