Enrollment numbers for the Fall 2011 semester at the University of Louisiana are up from the Fall of last year.

This Fall's enrollment is 16,885, compared to last year’s enrollment of 16,763.  The incoming freshman class is the largest since the university implemented selective admissions in 1999. This year’s freshman class includes 2,966 students – about 11 more than last Fall's incoming freshman class.

The average high school GPA of the freshman class is 3.23 and their average ACT composite score is 22.25.

The majority of growth in overall enrollment this fall is in the Graduate School. According to university records, the Graduate School grew by 107 students.

Graduate programs in the College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions and the College of Education saw the most growth, according to Dr. Carolyn Bruder, UL’s interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.

She pointed specifically to the graduate degree in Educational Leadership, saying the number of students accepted into that program has increased. This doctoral degree is a consortium program with Southeastern Louisiana University.

"We are very pleased with the growth in our graduate enrollment, as this is one of our strategic priorities for the University’s future."

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