On Dec. 15, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions sent out approximately 5,060 acceptances to high school seniors around the globe, via mail, electronically and in-person at various high schools.

“We have seen an increase in the quality of students as well as an increase in geographic diversity in particular from outside the United States,” said Mary Tipton Woolley, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, in an e-mail.

56 percent of all applicants were accepted to be a part of the class of 2017, which on average had a GPA of 4.0, a 2152 SAT score and nine AP or IB courses.