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For immediate use

Sept. 28, 2000 -- No. 497

Freshman Fact Sheet

Summary: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s fall 2000 freshman class represents the strongest academically of any freshman class in university history, according to Office of Undergraduate Admissions officials. In addition, overall cultural diversity has increased significantly from the fall 1999 freshman class – by 6.7 percent.

Fall 2000 freshman class breakdown

In addition, the UNC-CH Office of Undergraduate Admissions reports that the number of admitted students receiving the Office’s highest rating for coursework preparation increased 8.3 percent over 1999; the number of admitted students receiving the second-highest rating increased by 3.2 percent.

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Sources: Jerry Lucido, associate provost and director of admissions, at (919) 966-3623 or; and Barbara Polk, associate director of undergraduate admissions, at (919) 966-3989 or