IUPUI Celebrates Largest Freshman Class

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IUPUI has set a new record for its largest freshman class and says this year's group is also the most diverse in its history. The university says more than 4,100 beginning freshman have enrolled for the 2017-2018 academic year, beating the previous record, set in 2014.

This year's class also represents a 2.8 percent increase over last year. The university says minority students represent 28.3 percent of the freshman class with Hispanic/Latino students making up the largest minority group at 9.8 percent. 

"As we welcome this large, talented, diverse group of new students to IUPUI, we look forward to all that they will contribute to our school and our state," said IUPUI Chancellor Nasser Paydar. "We strive to help all students succeed at IUPUI, and I'm inspired to see that this class arrives on campus with a history of high achievement."

The average GPA of the incoming freshman class is 3.5 with an average SAT score of 1121, another record for the university. IUPUI also continues to have the highest number of Indiana residents enrolled with 92.2 percent of the freshman class coming from in-state.

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