(Bloomington) - Bloomington has enrolled the second-largest freshman class in its history, with 7,410 first-year students.
The first-year class includes increased numbers of in-state and minority students and is one of the most academically accomplished in recent history.
The average SAT score for first-year students at IU Bloomington rose to 1201, and the group set marks for the median High School grade-point average, the percentage of students near the top of their high school class and the number who received national academic merit awards.
"I am delighted to welcome another outstanding group of students to campus," said Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson. "Members of the Class of 2015 come from many different backgrounds and bring with them a remarkable range of talents, experiences and interests. At Indiana University Bloomington they will find a wealth of opportunities for learning, exploring and developing their capacity for leadership and service."
Across the state, Indiana University reported a record 108,041 students enrolled on eight campuses on the first day of classes. IU Bloomington, IU East in Richmond and IU Southeast in New Albany set campus first-day enrollment marks. Students were enrolled in a record number of credit hours at IUPUI and IU Kokomo, as well as at IU Bloomington, IU East and IU Southeast.
Fall semester classes began Aug. 22 at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, IU Kokomo and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Classes began today at IU Bloomington, IU East, IU Northwest in Gary, IU South Bend and IU Southeast.
Official census figures, recorded a week after classes begin and typically higher than first-day counts, will be available for all campuses in early September. Official university-wide enrollment is expected to surpass last year's census record of 109,445.
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