5 percent — The increase in first-year students compared to the fall semester of 2016.
More than 3.5 — The record-breaking average high school grade point average for incoming freshmen.
More than 14 percent — The record-breaking increase in Hispanic student enrollment.
3 percent — The record-breaking increase in African-American student enrollment.
More than 19,000 — The record-breaking number of freshman applications.
9 percent — The increase of freshman applications over 2016.
At Georgia State's Perimeter College campuses:
7,245 — The number of new students who enrolled.
23 percent — The new student enrollment increase over last year.
2,840 — How many of the new students were freshmen.
1,640 — The number of dual-enrollment students enrolled, making it the largest dual-enrollment class in Perimeter's history.
Across the entire university:
More than 130 — The number of counties across Georgia from which freshmen enrolled.
114 nations — The number of countries from which freshmen enrolled.
52,000 —The number of students across all campuses, degree levels and majors.
6,800 —The number of new freshmen enrolled.
251 — The number of new students this fall.
More than 1,650 — The total number of students.
1410 — The record-breaking average SAT score of new students admitted.
50 — The average SAT score points increase from fall 2016.
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