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They're Here - And They're Really Sharp!

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September 15, 2004

Approximately 1,925 freshman and 140 transfer students arrived on campus Sept. 14 for the start of the 2004-05 academic year.

This year’s entering class had a mean SAT of 1,398, the highest ever in Northwestern’s history, and their mean class high school rank was at the 94th percentile. The class also included the largest number ever of Hispanic/Latino students, 123, and 109 African-American students, the highest number in four years.

Earlier this fall, the law school welcomed 243 JD students (including 23 JD-MBAs), also the strongest entering JD class ever with a median LSAT of 169 and a median GPA of 3.7. More than 90 percent have worked for at least one year prior to law school; and more than two-thirds have worked for two or more years.

Members of the Feinberg School of Medicine’s Class of 2008 offer a diverse portfolio of achievements and experiences—from climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to receiving a National Science Foundation fellowship. The 172-member entering class consists of 95 men and 77 women. Incoming students had a mean college grade point average of 3.7 and an average Medical College Admission Test score of 11.1, making the Class of 2008 the most talented group of medical students ever to matriculate at Northwestern.

A total of 558 new students also began their year at the Kellogg School of Management with an intensive management and organizations pre-term course, Leadership in Organizations. Bringing impressive records in both professional and personal achievements, the Class of 2006 includes a diverse mix of students that includes 29 percent international and 29 percent women.