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Kent State: Freshman class high on smarts

6:52 PM, Sep 5, 2012   |    comments
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KENT -- The freshman class at Kent State University is the smartest new batch of students the school has ever welcomed.

According to KSU, the freshmen who enrolled for the Fall 2012 semester had an average high school grade point average of 3.27.

"The quality of this year's freshman class is fantastic," Kent State President Lester Lefton said in a press release. "We were able to select the best students to be a part of our Kent State family out of more than 21,000 applicants."

Overall, the University also touts that 70 percent of Kent State freshmen had a high school GPA of 3.0 or better with an average ACT score of 22.60. This year, freshmen of Kent State's Honors College have an average high school GPA of 3.83 and an average ACT score of 28.97.

Official enrollment figures will not be finalized until the 15th day of the semester, but it's anticipated Fall 2012 will be the second largest freshman class in Kent State history.

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