Incoming UGA Freshman Exceed Academic Records
The University of Georgia will welcome this fall a new group of students who have raised the bar academically. The 2014 class begins UGA with the highest average GPA to date, 3.9 on a 4.0 scale. Besides setting an academic record for the average GPA, they have exceeding academic qualifications on test scores. According to UGA Today, they received the highest average test scores in UGA history with a combined mean of critical reading and math scores of 1289 plus an average writing score of 624, for a total of 1913 on the 2400 scale. The mid-percentile of the class scored between 1840-2110. The students who took the ACT earned a mean score of 29, with a mid-percentile range of 27-31. The Honors Program intends on accepting 525 new students who have received an average high school GPA of 4.09, an average SAT score of 1465, or an average ACT score of 33. The rigor that high school programs offer, such as College Board Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate, still play an important role and choosing future students for the university. In addition to being academically qualified, the freshman class is one of the most diverse group of students in UGA history. More than 400 African-American students have enrolled in fall 2014 and more than 276 Hispanics have enrolled. Of all Georgia high school students graduating in spring 2014, one in 21 will enroll at UGA next week.