U of L enrolls record number of new students for fall of 2014 - WDRB 41 Louisville News

U of L enrolls record number of new students for fall of 2014

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The University of Louisville says it has enrolled more first-year students this year than ever before.

According to a press release, of the record 2,908 incoming students for fall 2014 more than half have already earned college credit.

The new class, which the school referred to as “the largest and most academically well-prepared in the school's history”, will move into residence halls Wednesday before classes begin next week.

The group is more than 82 percent Kentucky residents and has scored an average of 25.3 on the ACT. The average score of 25.3 is a tenth of a point increase over the 25.2 average score by the fall of 2013 incoming class.

Though 82 percent of the class is from Kentucky, 36 states are represented among the incoming students.

“We continue to attract high-achieving students from all over Kentucky and from many other states,” said U of L President James Ramsey. “This shows that U of L is a place top students want to be.”

The class will also include a record 2,050 new students living in University housing according to the school's housing and residence life director.

According to the university, Biology, nursing, mechanical engineering and psychology are still the most popular declared degree programs for incoming students.

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