UofL freshman class well-prepared for college


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville anticipates that the fall 2012 freshman class will be its most academically gifted incoming class.

    Although numbers are still preliminary, the composite ACT score for this fall’s class is 25.0, well above the national average of 21.1 (from 2011). The university’s freshman ACT scores have steadily increased over the last decade and from 1999 to 2010 UofL had a 13 percent increase in scores, the largest among all Kentucky public institutions.

    UofL President James Ramsey said that bringing top notch students to the university has been a high priority and this year’s numbers are especially gratifying.

    “We continue to attract the very best students from across the Commonwealth and provide them with an opportunity to be academically successful as evidenced by our record increase in graduates and graduation rates,” he said.

    Other preliminary numbers (all based on full-time, degree seeking students) that distinguish this fall’s freshman class include:

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