Georgia State University’s record-breaking new class — by the numbers

Georgia State University enrolled the largest number of freshmen in its history, a Wednesday press release said.

The freshman class also set records in academic quality and diversity for the largest university in Georgia.

Timothy M. Renick, vice provost and vice president for enrollment management and student success, said “it’s clear that the reach of Georgia State has never been greater.” Here’s how it all breaks down.

The new class by the numbers:

At the Atlanta campus:

More than 3,900 — The freshmen enrolled this fall.

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.

52,000The number of students across all campuses, degree levels and majors.

6,800The number of new freshmen enrolled.

In the Honors College:

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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