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Air Date: October 14, 1997
Freshmen Enrollment Up over 8 percent at UH Manoa
More than 1,500 students enrolled as classified first-time first-year students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa this fall. That reflects an 8.4 percent increase over fall 1996 tallies.
The Manoa campus received another 1,200 new students in the form of classified students transferring to the Manoa campus-a 14 percent increase over last fall.
This year's typical freshman outscored the state and national average on Scholastic Aptitude Tests. They did well in high school. More than three in 10 were in the top 10 percent of their classes. Their average high school grade point average was 3.32.
This year's typical freshmen is from Hawaii with about 70 percent graduating from public schools and 30 percent from private schools.
I'll tell you about the typical student who transferred to the Manoa
campus this fall on tomorrow's University Report, I'm Tracy Orillo Donovan.