University of Georgia’s newest students shattering records

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) – A freshman class with record academic qualifications, culled from a record number of applications, is likely to push University of Georgia’s enrollment to another high mark as fall semester classes began Monday.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports that based on numbers released by the university, the class of 2021 could also set a record for diversity.

The 5,800-student first-year class posted an average 4.0 high school grade point average and scored an average 30 – the 95th percentile – on the ACT.

Four years ago, the freshman class’ high school GPA was 3.86, and the average ACT was 29 on the test’s 36-point scale.

The average score on the new SAT for this year’s freshmen was 1344.

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