Baylor's Fall Enrollment Includes Top-Scoring Freshman Class

Sept. 7, 2006

- Enrollment tops 14,000 for first time since 2002 -

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Baylor University has enrolled 14,040 students, as well as the most academically qualified freshman class in Baylor's history, according to official 12th-day enrollment statistics compiled by the Office of Institutional Research and Testing.

Overall Baylor has enrolled 11,831 undergraduates; 1,278 graduate students; 400 in the School of Law; and 377 students in George W. Truett Theological Seminary. At the U.S. Army Academy of Health Sciences in San Antonio, where Baylor has graduate programs in healthcare administration and physical therapy, 150 students are enrolled. In addition, four students are enrolled in the doctor of science in physical therapy (DScPT) program at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, another degree program operated jointly by Baylor and the U.S. Army.

Baylor's 2006 freshman enrollment of 2,783 students is down 385 students from last year's record-breaking freshman class of 3,168 students. However, this year's class continued Baylor's upward trend for academic quality, with a record average SAT of 1213, compared with last year's previous record of 1196. Since 1999, the average SAT score for Baylor freshmen has risen 44 points from an average of 1169.

Baylor also had a record number of applications for the fall 2006 freshman class - 21,451 - yielding an acceptance rate of 42.4 percent, down dramatically from 65.7 percent last year and 72.4 percent in 2004.

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