UGA cam­pus wel­comes about 6K new students

The Covington News - - Around the region -

ATHENS (AP) — Af­ter re­ceiv­ing a record num­ber of ap­pli­ca­tions this year, the Univer­sity of Ge­or­gia is pre­par­ing to wel­come about 6,400 new students.

The school got about 19,000 ap­pli­ca­tions for this year’s fresh­man class. About 4,970 of those students and 1,400 trans­fer students are expected to arrive for the start of classes Mon­day.

The in­com­ing fresh­men have strong grade point av­er­ages and the high­est SAT av­er­age in school his­tory. They also re­flect the school’s con­tin­u­ing ra­cial and eth­nic diver­sity, with more than 27 per­cent iden­ti­fy­ing them­selves as some­thing other than white.

More than half of the nearly 800 Ge­or­gia high schools are rep­re­sented in the fresh­man class. About 13 per­cent of the class comes from other states and coun­tries, with 228 of the in­com­ing fresh­men hail­ing from 53 dif­fer­ent coun­tries.

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