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ACU enrolls more than 4,700, including more than 1,000 freshmen

Sept. 7, 2005

Despite graduating one of ACU’s largest-ever senior classes last year, enrollment numbers remain high for Abilene Christian University’s Centennial year, said president Dr. Royce Money.

According to the official 12th-day enrollment count, ACU enrolled 4,703 students.

The headcount enrollment is the third highest in ACU’s history and represents one of ACU’s largest freshmen classes – 1,034 freshmen.

“With a considerably smaller senior class and such a large number graduating last year, we were prepared for our numbers to be slightly lower this year,” said Dr. Michelle Morris, vice president for university relations. “Having such a great freshman class this year really helped raise our total enrollment number, and it is right in line with our projections. Our recruiting team and all our campus partners did an incredible job in a competitive higher education environment.”

This year’s freshman class is the largest since 1980, said Robert Heil, director of admissions and enrollment management.

This year’s large number of new students reflects the attractiveness of ACU’s distinctive educational experience, Money said.

“ACU offers something that many students are looking for – high quality academics with a serious Christian focus,” Money said.

The enrollment number includes 567 graduate students and 4,136 undergraduates.

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