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Sept. 17, 2004

ULM Fall 2004 Enrollment Increases

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's enrollment for the fall 2004 semester is 8,836. This is up from last year's 8,580 students. This 3% percent increase marks the second year in a row that ULM has had an increase in enrollment.

"The increase in enrollment represents continued progress for ULM," President James Cofer said. "We are encouraged not only by the quantity of the increase but also by the quality of our freshmen class."

First-time full-time freshmen totaled 1,487, up 16% over last fall. However, the TOPS eligible freshmen are up 30% and the freshmen average ACT is 20.83 up from an average last year of 20.28. This represents the highest average ACT for a beginning freshmen class in the history of the institution.

ULM recently made major campus improvements in dining services, the bookstore, and online enrollment services. For the second year in a row ULM had the largest increase in student satisfaction of any institution in the state. These factors along with the buzz about the university's $67 Million new housing project help generate excitement about ULM.

Lisa Miller, ULM Director of Recruitment and Admissions said, "Students pick ULM because we live our motto of 'Students First.' Students at ULM get that extra special touch that they do not see at other schools."

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