YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The freshman class at Youngstown State University has nearly 300 fewer students than last fall's class.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator reports (http://bit.ly/1vgRdrX ) that preliminary enrollment is down 6.5 percent from last year, but officials say the new class is the strongest academically it's ever had.
The new class has 1,717 students. They have an average grade point of 3.12, compared to 2.97 in 2013. Their average ACT score is 21.05, compared to 20.48 last year.