2018-19 freshmen are a real class act

The University of North Dakota’s first-day enrollment snapshot shows its strategy to recruit the most academically prepared freshmen is making a difference.

The University reported a fall enrollment total of 13,847 students — 1,835 of them freshmen with some of the most impressive academics. This year’s freshman class counts the most UND Presidential Scholars in UND history, more than 160 Honors Program students (a significant bump) and an overall higher grade point average than the previous class. In fact, the class had an average ACT score of 23.9, just a tick below the record average high of 24.0. This year’s freshman class also is the University’s most ethnically diverse.

That’s all good news and even more exciting when paired with the fact UND has removed some barriers to graduation to help more students earn their diploma within four years. See the full story.

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