Sep 21, 2011 9:37 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The fall 2011 freshman class at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is its largest since it implemented selective admissions in 1999.
The university tells The Advocate in a news release a total of 2,966 freshmen enrolled this fall to produce a modest increase of 11 more students over last year's freshman count.
The average high school grade point average of the 2011 freshmen is 3.23 on a 4.0 scale, slightly lower than last year's 3.25 average.
Overall, enrollment at ULL is up from 16,763 students last year to 16,885 students.
The university attributed the majority of the growth to its Graduate School which saw an increased enrollment of 107 students.