LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- U of L officials say more than 50 percent of this year's incoming class are coming to the university with some college credits.

School administrators say it's part of a trend that has steadily increased in recent years.

Officials say there will be almost 2,700 students in this year's incoming class, and about 57 percent of the students already have college credits.

The university also shared the following statistics about this year's incoming class:

  •       15.5 percent are African American
  •        5.6 percent are Hispanic/Latino
  •        73 percent will live on campus
  •        17 percent are first-generation college students
  •        25.3 is the average ACT score, well above the 2016 national average of 20.8 and Kentucky average of 20
  •        3.6 is the average high school grade-point average, based on a 4.0 scale
  •        79 percent are Kentucky residents
  •        34 percent are from Jefferson County
  •        20.8 percent are from out of state
  •        41 states and 15 countries are represented
  •        18 percent were accepted into the honors program
  •        Engineering, biology, business, nursing and education are the five most popular majors.

U of L says first-year students will begin moving on campus on Wednesday. Classes are scheduled to start next Monday.

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