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University of Iowa Class of 2024 sets yet another new academic benchmark

IOWA CITY, IA (09/24/2020)-- The incoming undergraduate class at the University of Iowa for fall 2021 has yet again topped previous records in achievement with a higher average high school grade-point average (GPA), at 3.78, than any previous class. The average high school GPA for the classes of 2023 and 2022 were 3.76 and 3.71, respectively.

Students salute

"These newest Hawkeyes are going to bring so much to our campus through their individual talents and perspectives, not to mention the incredible determination and tenacity they have demonstrated over these last months," says Kevin Kregel, interim executive vice president and provost. "We look forward to making sure they have the breadth and depth of opportunities they deserve and the support they need to achieve their academic goals."

The Class of 2024 is composed of 4,530 students, 456 fewer than last year. A decrease in enrollment was anticipated due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

About 21% of the class (971) are first-generation students, and about 21% (961) identify as African American, American Indian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Asian, Latinx/a/o, or two or more ethnicities.

Despite the challenges brought forth by the pandemic, Sarah Hansen, vice president for student life, says the Hawkeye spirit is strong and resilient.

"Just as we have overcome adversity in the past, we will overcome the considerable challenges we face with COVID-19. This year's incoming class is as accomplished and diverse as ever, and I know that they will make their mark on the University of Iowa," she says. "The Class of 2024 has already shown their resiliency as their senior year in high school was disrupted. We are so grateful to have them here on campus, and I look forward to working with our new students to continue our commitment to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus community for all Hawkeyes."

About 58% of the class (2,612) are Iowa residents, and about 2% (69) are international students. The class represents 95 of Iowa's 99 counties, 43 U.S. states (as well as Washington, D.C.; Puerto Rico; and bases for the U.S. Armed Forces), and 35 countries.

This year, 22,405 undergraduates are enrolled at Iowa. Total enrollment this fall is 30,448 students. About 46% of Iowa's students identify as male, about 54% as female. Graduate students total 6,170, and professional students total 1,873.

To learn more about the newest class of Hawkeyes, click HERE.

Upperclassmen Selected to Mentor First Year Nursing and Health Sciences Students

BURLINGTON, VT (09/25/2020)-- Local residents are serving as peer mentors for first-year students at the University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences for the 2020-21 academic year. Known as "LINKS," mentors provide first-year students with friendship, guidance and a connection to the UVM community.

Julia Kropiewnicki of Mullica Hill (08062)

Madison Dykas of Oaklyn (08107)

About UVM

Since 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. Committed to both research and teaching, UVM professors -- world-class researchers, scholars, and artists -- bring their discoveries into the classroom and their students into the field. Located in Burlington, Vermont, one of the nation's most vibrant small cities and top college towns, UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 national research university educating 10,700 undergraduate students, 1,627 graduate students, 776 certificate and non-degree students, and 478 M.D. students in the Larner College of Medicine.

Nicholas Kern Matriculates into Hamilton College

CLINTON, NY (09/23/2020)-- Nicholas Kern, of Delanco (08075), recently matriculated as a first-year student at Hamilton College.

Kern, a graduate of Doane Academy, was selected from a pool of 7,443 applicants to the college, and joins a class of 470.

Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy, Hamilton College offers an open curriculum that gives students the freedom to shape their own liberal arts education within a research- and writing-intensive framework. Hamilton enrolls 1,850 students from 49 states and 49 countries. Additional information about the college can be found at