The University is welcoming the Class of 2018, beginning as freshmen moved into their dorm rooms on Thursday, August 21. It is the largest and among the most diverse and academically gifted classes in school history. More than 100 incoming students arrived on campus early to volunteer in the local community as part of the University’s annual Service Plunge.
At approximately 1,090 students, the new freshman class is the largest in University history. The University’s total overall registered full-time undergraduate students is about 170 more than last year at this time. Continuing a trend over the past decade, the University saw a marked increase in the number of students applying for admission with more than 11,000 completed applications—a new school record—and nearly 16 percent over the previous record of 9,500, set last year.
The UP Class of 2018 is also highly academically accomplished, with an approximate average SAT score of 1193 and average high school GPA of 3.61. The Class of 2018 is diverse in geography as well—53 percent of the class hails from outside Oregon and Washington, including 26 percent from California and 9 percent from Hawaii—and in ethnicity, with 38 percent of the class identifying as minority. Official enrollment figures will be confirmed two weeks into the academic year.
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