UGA to have record freshman class

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ATHENS, Ga. — The University of Georgia is expecting a record number of freshmen this fall.

UGA officials said Monday that more than 5,000 freshmen are anticipated on campus when classes start next week. That's a 10 percent increase over last year.

It's also the largest number of Georgia residents enrolled at the university — one in 20 Georgia high school graduates will attend UGA this year.

Nearly 18,000 students applied to be freshmen this year. Since 2003, the number of students applying to be freshmen at UGA has increase more than 50 percent.

The freshmen class will include nearly 500 black students and 300 Hispanic students.

The average SAT score for entering freshmen is 1860 out of 2400. The average ACT score is 28 out of 36.

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Chillen 08/08/11 - 01:57 pm
You used to have to have a

You used to have to have a 1200 on the two part SAT to get into UGA - it was kind of an exclusive "club". This year they accepted kids with SAT's under 1000. No wonder they have a record sized Freshman class.

They are chasing the almighty dollar and playing with these average kids who think they'll keep their Hope Scholarship at an academically challenging University. Not nice.

Craig Spinks
Craig Spinks 08/08/11 - 02:40 pm
When will my alma mater boast

When will my alma mater boast of the intellectual gains made by students during their matriculation at UGA? It's one thing to admit good students. Helping them become much more intellectually advanced is another matter.

Just My Opinion
Just My Opinion 08/08/11 - 06:27 pm
Craig, I agree with you, but

Craig, I agree with you, but I'm afraid all colleges are doing what Chillen said.."chasing the almighty dollar". It's become less about academic excellence and more about the business of getting in as many students as you can and garnering as much research money as you can. All the schools do it...UGA, Ga Tech, ASU, Paine, GSU, Carolina even the beauty school downtown!

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