UGA campus welcomes about 6K new students
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.