More than 900 new first-year students at UM-Dearborn

September 5, 2007

DEARBORN / Sept. 5, 2007 ---Freshman enrollment at the University of Michigan-Dearborn will set an all-time record this fall, according to numbers gathered the first day of classes.

The number of freshmen students at the campus is 902 this term, up from 783 at this time last fall.

Overall enrollment at UM-Dearborn is also higher than a year ago, both in terms of head count and the number of student credit hours, as of this point in the semester.

The campus’s official enrollment numbers won’t be completed until the end of the “drop-add” period later this month, but the first-day numbers are a clear indication that UM-Dearborn is attracting more students, according to Stanley E. Henderson, vice chancellor for enrollment management and student life.

In fact, the number of new first-year students usually goes up at the campus between the first day of classes and the census day.

The quality of the incoming students remains strong, Henderson said. “More than 300 of the freshmen are in our scholarship ranges, the highest in at least six years, and 62 percent above the six-year average,” he said.

The average high-school GPA of UM-Dearborn’s first-year students was 3.5, and the average ACT score was 24.

“Diversity numbers are especially strong as well: We are up 60 percent over last year in the total number of African-American, Latino and Latina, and Native American first-year students,” Henderson said. “At this point, it looks as though we’ll have 39 more students from the Detroit Public Schools, a 217 percent increase over last year.”

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