Enrollment and academic profiles improve at U

Total enrollment and the academic profiles of first-year students have improved at the University of Minnesota, according to an academic profile presented Thursday at the Board of Regents meeting. Improvement in the academic profiles of first-year students was seen across all four of the UniversityâÄôs undergraduate campuses. On the Twin Cities campus, the average ACT score rose to 26.2, up from 25.9 last year. Also, the percentage who graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class rose from 43.9 percent to 44.8 percent. This is up from 33.1 percent five years ago. Enrollment on the Twin Cities campus increased 0.5 percent, from 50,883 in the fall of 2007 to 51,140 this fall. Morris and Crookston campuses reported slight declines in enrollment.