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UAlbany Garners Record Number of Freshmen, Transfer Applications
Honors College freshmen enrollment up nearly 50 percent

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 21, 2007) -- Demand for admission into the University at Albany is at an all-time high with freshmen applications surpassing 20,200 for the fall 2007 semester, representing an 8.3 percent increase over last year. From that, the University will enroll more than 2,450 freshmen to the class of 2011. The University will also enroll more than 1,400 new transfer students this fall after receiving a record 4,800 applications, a three percent increase over last year. 

"With a record number of applications this year, students are continuing to show a great interest in the University and recognizing UAlbany as a vibrant place to live, learn and work," said Officer in Charge and Provost Susan Herbst.

This fall, 175 incoming freshmen were accepted into the interdisciplinary Honors College, which represents a 46 percent increase over last year. The Honors College now boasts a total of roughly 330 students. The Honors College, headed by Assistant Vice-Provost for Honors Programs Jeffrey Haugaard, provides motivated students with special learning opportunities, including a year-long research experience in their senior year, community service learning projects, and preparation to successfully compete for national and international scholarships.

The University has nearly 200 out-of-state freshmen registered this fall, which represents a 30.8 percent increase over last year. Total enrollment for fall 2007 is expected to be more than 17,700, including nearly 12,700 undergraduates and more than 5,000 graduates.

The University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages 17,000 diverse students in nine schools and colleges, and an honors college. For more information about this internationally ranked institution, visit theUniversity at Albany. Visit UAlbany's extensive roster of faculty experts.

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