Campus Welcomes Largest Freshman Class in TLU History
August 27, 2019
As classes resume and faculty and staff prepare for the fall semester, TLU is a bit busier this year with the largest incoming class ever now on campus. At more than 420 first-year students, the Class of 2023 is the largest, most diverse group the university has ever seen with 60 percent of students identifying as non-white.
The Office of Admissions and Marketing also received a record number 3,000 applications and admitted more Hispanic, African-American, and mixed-race students than white students for the first time ever. The university also continues to see an increase in first-generation applicants. Of the 3,000 admissions applications received for Fall 2019, 53 percent were submitted by students who identified as Hispanic.
Class of 2023 Fast Facts
- 50% received the TLU Promise Scholarship of $20,000 or more and every single incoming freshman received an academic scholarship of some sort.
- Top feeder high schools: Seguin, Canyon, Clemens, Steele, East Central, Lee, Cedar Creek, La Vernia, Marion, New Braunfels, San Marcos, Churchill, Hays, and Navarro.
- Top areas of academic interest: Accounting: 19, Athletic Training: 18, Biology: 22, Business Administration: 41, Education: 39, Kinesiology: 26, Pre-Med: 23, Nursing – 40, Psychology: 17, and Undecided: 22.
- Religious background: Catholic: 17%, Baptist: 11%, Lutheran: 10%, Unknown: 38%, Methodist: (15), Nondenominational: (31), Other: (11), and Church of Christ: (15).
- Academic Profile: 1080 SAT | 21 ACT | 3.72 GPA
- 42% are athletes
2019 Overall Student Body Demographics
- White: 49.6%
- Hispanic: 37.1%
- Black, Non-Hispanic: 9.1%
- Unknown: 2.4%
- More Than 1 Race: 0.4%
- Native American: 0.2%
- Non-Resident: 0.2%
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