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Admissions are highly competitive, with an admit rate of 22.8%. The university's incoming class of 2019 had an average high school GPA of 3.9. The middle 50 percent of admitted applicants reported an SAT score of 1380–1540 and an ACT score of 32–35.
In recent years, annual numbers of applications for freshman admission have exceeded 65,000. Around 15,000 students are admitted annually, with a target freshman class of more than 6,000 students. Students come from all 50 U.S. states and more than 100 countries. Full-time students make up about 97 percent of the student body. Among full-time students, the university has a first-time student retention rate of 97 percent.