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      UA enrollment reaches record high, freshmen bring high scores, GPAs

      Enrollment at the University of Alabama reached a record high 34,852 students this fall, and it includes some of the nations most academically talented students.{} Total enrollment is up 3.7%, an increase of 1,250 students over fall 2012.

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      UA President, Judy Bonner, says "The University of Alabama is attracting students who stressful both inside and outside the classroom.{} Our incoming students are very well qualified.{} Many first-year students have already completed AP, International Baccalaureate or dual enrollment college courses, and we are pleased that they are choosing UA to pursue their goals."

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      More than 600 National Merit scholars are enrolled at UA, including 126 in the freshmen class.{} Students enrolled at UA this year are from all 50 states and 77 foreign countries.

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