UA Enrollment Tops 36,000; Freshmen Bring Record Scores, GPAs
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Enrollment at The University of Alabama reached a record high 36,155 students this fall, and includes an outstanding freshman class.
Total enrollment is up 3.7 percent, an increase of 1,303 students over fall 2013. The total includes 30,754 undergraduates and 5,401 graduate and first professional students.
The freshman class includes 6,856 students, a 5.8 percent increase over last fall. The class comes to UA with an average ACT score of 26.1, the highest in UA history, and an average high school GPA of 3.65. More than 2,100 freshmen scored 30 or higher on the ACT, placing them in the top 5 percent of students taking the ACT. The class includes 135 National Merit Scholars and 20 National Achievement Scholars.
“We are so pleased that these outstanding students have chosen UA to pursue their goals,” said UA President Judy Bonner. “We look forward to working with them as they reach their potential both inside and outside the classroom.”
The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.
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