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UofL enrolls record freshman class

School has nearly 3,000 incoming students

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 18, 2014) — More than half of the incoming class at the University of Louisville already have earned college credit and, taken together, they scored an average 25.3 on the ACT.

In Fall 2013, UofL’s incoming students had an average 25.2 ACT score and 52 percent had previous college credit.

The incoming class is also the largest in school history. The new students move into residence halls Wednesday and start classes next week.

UofLHere’s a quick look at the Fall 2014 class profile:

  • 2,908 incoming students have enrolled
  • 55 percent are entering with some college credit
  • 82 percent are Kentucky residents
  • 41 percent are from Jefferson County
  • 22 percent are students of color
  • 36 U.S. states are represented

A record number of new students will live on campus this fall, said Shannon Staten, UofL’s housing and residence life director. Based on preliminary figures, 2,050 new students will live in university housing compared to 1,965 last fall, 1,817 in Fall 2012 and 1,730 in Fall 2011.

Biology, nursing, mechanical engineering and psychology remain the most popular declared degree programs for incoming students.

Each fall, UofL shares statistics on its incoming student class, which includes freshmen and first-time students with prior academic credit. For more details, call Mark Hebert at 502-553-1977.