University of Louisville Magazine

FALL 2013

The University of Louisville Alumni Magazine: for alumni, faculty, staff, students and anyone that is a UofL Cardinal fan.

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News & Impact Flying high: Fabulous freshmen invade campus 84% 37 are from KY Number of incoming freshmen 2,859* U.S. states are represented 69%* are living on campus 91* KY counties represented * 50% have already earned college credits 373* * 20 22% are students of color students ranked in top 10% of their class National Merit Scholars 194 Governor's Scholars *As of the offcial enrollment census date of 9/3/2013. Gifted freshmen Fresh start UofL is on a roll and shows no signs of slowing down, ushering in the 2013-14 school year with the university's largest and most academically gifted freshman class in school history. Not only does the incoming class post an average ACT score of 25.2 and a 3.5 GPA, but it also features 20 National Merit Scholars and 194 Governor's Scholars. It is also one of the most diverse, boasting more African-American and Latino/Hispanic students than ever before. UofL's future is changing right before our eyes, and that future looks bright. UofL's Offce of First Year Initiatives (FYI) is working overtime to make sure new students have everything they need the moment they step on campus. During the summer, each new student is assigned an upperclassman mentor to help them develop the fundamental skills, institutional 14|LOUISVILLE.EDU knowledge and personal connections essential for a successful college career. First Year Initiatives also assigns a Book In Common to read and discuss, and is also working in tandem with other student and university organizations to keep new students engaged throughout the year. A full calendar of educational and social events sets the semester off to a solid start. For a full listing of events and programs or to learn more about the First Year Initiative, visit

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