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August 17, 2012

Oklahoma State University's freshman class is largest in school, state history

STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State University’s freshman class is the largest in school and state history.

This year’s freshman class totals 4,306 — a 10 percent increase from the 2011 freshman class. The previous OSU high was 3,927 set in 1980.

A few facts about OSU’s 2012 freshmen:

• 29.4 percent have an ACT score of 27 or higher.

• 15 percent had a 4.0 grade point average in high school.

• 27.54 percent were in the top 10 percent of their high school class.

• 337 were class valedictorians.

Sixty-three percent of the freshman class is from Oklahoma with 37 percent from out-of-state. Approximately 25 percent of the class hails from Texas.

“This is exciting news for Oklahoma State, the entire Cowboy community and the state of Oklahoma,” OSU President Burns Hargis said. “These numbers reflect the exemplar education and student experience we offer at OSU.”

The University of Oklahoma welcomed its largest freshman class in school history. OU President David Boren said the freshman class has more than 4,100 students.

Classes begin Monday at Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma.

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