Class Of 2014 Sets Records For Size, Diversity

October 6, 2010
Enrollment nears 15,000, while new class brings outstanding academic credentials, diversity to campus

Demand for a Baylor education has never been higher, as evidenced by the record number of students applying to attend Baylor (more than 34,000), the record freshman class that enrolled this fall (3,259 members of the Class of 2014) and the record student body now on campus (14,900, including 12,438 undergraduates).

"It is a remarkable accomplishment, and a testimony to attractiveness of a Baylor University education, that in one year our incoming class would set high water marks for size, diversity and quality. We are grateful, and humbled, that so many would choose to join us here at Baylor," said Baylor President Ken Starr.

With the largest overall enrollment in university history, Baylor topped the previous record fall enrollment that came just last year at 14,614 students. This is the fifth consecutive fall that total enrollment at Baylor has exceeded 14,000 students. The academic quality of Baylor's newest students remains strong, with an average SAT score of 1218 and an average ACT score

of 26.4.

The current freshman class is also the most diverse in Baylor history. Minority enrollment among this year's freshmen stands at 36.4 percent, up from 35.1 percent last year and 31 percent in fall 2008. Overall, Baylor maintains the second most diverse student population in the Big 12, with 29 percent minority enrollment.

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