Freshmen Class Arrives
The College of Engineering’s Freshman class for 2013 is by far the largest component of the total new student class at the University of Miami and has surpassed last year’s engineering freshman enrollment by 42%. Over 300 freshmen and 43 transfer students comprise approximately 15 percent of the total 2035 students admitted to UM for the Fall semester. This is a remarkable achievement compared to the modest national increases (10-12%) posted for incoming engineering freshmen classes.
Dean James M. Tien, in his welcoming remarks, noted that this class boasts the highest SAT scores within the UM freshman class, as well as representing the largest segment of the incoming new students. “You are the biggest recent freshman engineering class and the brightest! We welcome you and hope to challenge you to gain the skills and can-do attitude necessary to become the technology leaders of tomorrow.”
According to David Poole, Engineering Admission Director, this year’s class maintains the College’s documented diversity, especially with female and minority groups.