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Incoming freshman class at Kent State boasts a 3.3 GPA



Published: Sat, June 22, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Incoming freshmen to the Kent State University campus will bring impressive credentials this fall as their class boasts a 3.3 grade-point average with nearly 75 percent having at least a 3.0 GPA. It’s another sign of the continued commitment of high-achieving students to pursue and earn their degrees from Kent State.

The incoming class also made record commitments for enrollment and student housing and appointments with Destination Kent State, the university’s summer advising and registration program for incoming freshmen and their parents. This marks the second time in three years that commitments have reached capacity by mid-June for traditional incoming freshmen attending the Kent campus.

“This shows that we’re definitely on the right track to success,” said Kent State President Lester A. Lefton. “Our efforts to market the university’s true strengths and show new students that we’re committed to delivering a world-class education are paying dividends. We also significantly increased our financial aid to help with the economic burden, so incoming freshmen know we want Kent State to be their first choice.”

With the expected enrollment increase, the university now must closely manage new freshman applications. Any new freshmen who apply or complete their applications now will be given the option to attend one of Kent State’s seven regional campuses located throughout Northeast Ohio or begin attending the Kent campus in the spring of 2014. The Kent campus will continue to accept applications for transfer and upper-division students, as well as veterans.

“We’ve been telling incoming students and their parents all year that they should act quickly to guarantee a spot in the fall class,” said T. David Garcia, Kent State’s associate vice president for enrollment management.


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