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Abundance of freshmen attributed to University reputation, Honors College

The University is expecting 3,330 freshman in the fall of 2015, compared to 3,132 in 2014, representing an increase of more than six percent, according to a University press release.

UNM’s reputation as the state’s flagship university, as well as broader outreach by the Office of Admissions, has been key in the influx of new students, said Terry Babbitt, associate vice president of enrollment management.

“It’s gratifying to see the number of traditional students from within and outside of New Mexico who recognize the incredible educational quality we provide,” Babbitt said.

Interest in the recently established Honors College is also a key component in attracting not just new students, but driven and motivated individuals, according to the press release. This year’s freshman class will have 400 in the college, including 30 recipients of the Regents Scholarship. The document stated that that number is “far more than any previous year”.

David Lynch is the news editor at The Daily Lobo. He can be reached at or on Twitter @RealDavidLynch.


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