Members of a record-setting freshman class moved into UW-Green Bay’s Residence Life dorms and apartments Monday, Aug. 31.
The 2009-10 freshman class has 1,056 students enrolled, 21 more than the previous record set in 1998, and 36 more than last year’s freshman class.
Dozens of UW-Green Bay volunteers, from faculty and staff members, to student-athletes, to members of the Phoenix Pep Band, helped the freshmen move into their new living spaces. (See photos below.)
Classes for all students start on Thursday, Sept. 3.
Freshman class by the numbers:
- Freshman applications received: 3,562
- Number offered admission: 2,484
- Average GPA: 3.25
- Perfect 4.0 GPA: 19
- Average ACT score: 22.4
- Freshmen from minority backgrounds: 90 (9 percent)
- Freshmen of American Indian heritage: 15
- American Indian tribes or bands represented: Blackfoot, Catawba, Chippewa, Lac Courte Oreilles, Menominee, Oneida, Red Cliff and Sioux
- Freshmen from Brown County schools: 217 (19 percent)
- Freshmen from the NEW North Region (including Brown County): 563
- 64 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties are represented
- States represented: 13 (including Wisconsin, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia)
- Countries represented: Freshmen are coming from the United States, Canada, China, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Japan, Nepal, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Exchange students are coming from Germany, the Netherlands, France and Denmark.
- Preble High School has the most incoming freshmen with 46 students, followed by 29 students from Bay Port High School
- 12 new freshmen are military veterans
- 81 new freshmen are student athletes for the Phoenix teams — 49 women and 32 men
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Photos by Eric Miller and Mike Heine,
Office of Marketing and University Communication