UT welcomes best academically prepared freshman class in school history

September 11, 2018 | News, UToday
By Meghan Cunningham

The University of Toledo welcomed the best academically prepared class of first-year students in school history for fall semester 2018.

The 3,269 new students who joined UT this year have an average ACT score of 23.02 and average GPA of 3.45. The freshman class also is 1.5 percent larger than the previous year’s class.

Total enrollment for fall semester 2018 is 20,304, according to official 15-day census numbers. UT had 20,579 students enrolled in fall semester 2017.

“In addition to the historic strength of this year’s freshman class, this is the sixth consecutive year we’ve seen an increase in the number of students who return to campus for their second year,” President Sharon L. Gaber said. “We have been increasingly focused on recruiting top students to come to campus and helping them succeed once they are here so they can graduate and achieve their goals. I am proud of the significant 5.5 percent increase we saw in our six-year graduation rate last year, and I am excited about the positive trajectory of our University.”

The fall 2018 enrollment includes 16,065 undergraduate students and 4,239 graduate and professional students. The fall 2017 enrollment included 16,194 undergraduates and 4,385 graduate students.

The University experienced a significant increase in doctoral students choosing UT to pursue their most advanced degrees. The UT College of Law also experienced a nearly 10 percent increase in student enrollment this year.

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