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Fall 1999 enrollment at Old Dominion has climbed to a record 18,879, the highest in school history. It is up from 18,552 recorded in 1998.

According to John R. Broderick, vice president for institutional advancement, more than 1,600 freshmen and 1,800 transfer students are on campus this fall. He said the numbers are especially encouraging considering the university toughened its admissions standards for the second consecutive year. The minimum high school grade point average was raised to 2.5.

"Our admissions standards make Old Dominion more selective than 80 percent of the colleges and universities across the country," Broderick said. "We also believe that our academic programs and Career Advantage Program, as well as our
commitment to offering classes at times and places convenient for students, are becoming more and more attractive to students."

As proof, Broderick points out that Old Dominion finished second among state colleges and universities in attracting the area's top high school seniors, according to a June 3 Virginian-Pilot supplement.

"The increasing number of scholastic achievers selecting Old Dominion further strengthens our commitment to be the school of choice for Hampton Roads' best and brightest," he said.

"Yet, we are equally pleased we have students here from all 50 states and about 110 countries. Plus, through our distance learning program, TELETECHNET, the university will reach students at more than 50 sites across Virginia and several other states, including Navy personnel aboard deployed ships."

This article was posted on: November 9, 1999

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