UA Welcomes Over 8,000 Freshmen Breaking Last Year’s Records

August 21, 2018
university of arizona fall semester

The University of Arizona started its fall semester on Monday, with nearly 8,000 freshman undergraduate students for the 2018-2019 academic year.

 

 

 

The University of Arizona said this year’s freshman class is academically accomplished, with a 7% increase in the number of students entering with unweighted 4.0 grade-point average and a 16% increase in students GPAs from 3.75 to 3.99.

 

Although the university won’t be releasing final enrollment numbers until September 10, there is an expectation in exceeding more than 8,000 graduate students. It is more than the records of the previous year.

 

The school expects about 2,300 transfer students to be enrolled this year, many of whom are attending online.

 

It is important to mention that last year school’s enrollment was 44,831, which includes undergraduate and graduate students.

 

Here is a statistic about fall enrollment:

  • Freshmen SAT average – 1,232; ACT average – 25; unweighted core GPA – 3.44
  • Freshmen students pursuing STEM majors – 2,450

 

Check out the top freshmen majors:

·         Pre-physiology
·         Engineering
·         Biology
·         Pre-business
·         Pre-computer science

 

Some New Degree Programs
·         Applied humanities
·         Food safety
·         Hydrology and atmospheric sciences
·         Deaf studies
·         Statistics and data science
·         Personal and family financial planning

 

Tope Transfer Majors
·         Pre-business
·         Law
·         Applied Science
·         Pre-psychology

 

Some New Master’s Programs
·         Applied ethnomusicology and intercultural arts research
·         Business analytics
·         Biosystems engineering
·         Health-Care Management

 

About the University of Arizona

Being established in 1886, this university is the state’s land-grant university with 2 medical schools, in it, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. The UA is known globally and is also the leader in research, bringing more than $622 million in research investment each year. It ranks 22nd among all public universities in the United States. Also, it is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62-leading public, and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.

 

Good luck to all the freshmen at the University of Arizona!

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