New Tabor freshman class ranks high academically

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The 2003-04 statistics report released by Tabor College shows an increase in all reported categories for incoming freshmen in comparison to the freshmen class of 2002.

The percentage of freshmen in the top 10 percent of their high school class, including three National Merit Scholars, rose from 20 percent last year to 26 percent this year.

Thirteen percent of this year’s freshmen graduated at the top of their class compared to last year’s 8 percent.

Freshmen in the top 25 percent of their high school class rose from 44 percent in 2002 to 54 percent in 2003.

The percentage of freshmen in the top half of their high school class is up from 70 percent to 79 percent.

The average high school grade point average increased from 3.408 last year to 3.512 in 2003.

The average ACT score rose from 23.2 to 23.7.

“The quality of this year’s freshmen class is outstanding,” said Tabor College president Larry Nikkel.

“That they wish to come to Tabor College to study speaks well of them, is a tribute to the admissions staff for recruiting them and to the faculty for having developed the quality of instruction which will enable them to take their rightful place of leadership in the world.”

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