Nearly 4,700 freshmen—the largest first-year class in at least thirty years—began classes at UT in August.
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek said enrolling 400 more first-year students than last year is a concerted effort to maintain undergraduate enrollment at 21,500. As UT increases its four-year graduation rate, it has the capacity to accept larger first-year classes.
“We are pleased to welcome the Class of 2018,” Cheek said. “It’s great to see all of these new students on our campus; the excitement and energy they bring to campus is contagious.”
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