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ODU ENROLLMENT CLIMBS

For the second consecutive year and only the third time in university history, Old Dominion University has enrolled a freshman class of approximately 2,000. Additionally, the university is poised to set a new enrollment record for the fourth consecutive year, with approximately 21,200 students taking classes for the fall 2004 semester.

In addition to first year students, the university will enroll 1650 transfer students, an increase of 100 over last year.
The university recorded 14,000 undergraduate and graduate applications, up from 13,776 last year. Freshmen applications were up 13 percent, and graduate applications 4 percent. Official fall enrollment numbers will be released in late October.

Among the students accepted for the fall, the university enrolled 526 students with distinction - students with a minimum 3.3 high school grade point average and an SAT score of 1180 or above. Over the past four years, Old Dominion has seen a 40 percent increase in the number of students admitted with academic distinction.

"We measure the quality of our students by a variety of factors," said Alice McAdory, director of admissions. "This class is an impressive group with a considerable number of students entering with academic distinction, scholastic achievements and awards, and a well-rounded extracurricular life. Additionally, Old Dominion continues to celebrate diversity with students hailing from all 50 states and 50 international countries."

This article was posted on: September 1, 2004

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