For the third straight year, SAT scores for new undergraduates at UNCG have risen.

The SAT average this year is 1,041. Last year it was 1,033. It also rose the previous two years.

The average ACT score increased as well, from 22 to 23, as did the average high school GPA.

The percentage of incoming UNCG undergraduates identified as an ethnic/racial minority rose 1 percent, to 45.3 percent.

Provost David H. Perrin presented the figures at UNCG Faculty Convocation Sept. 18.

“Our university’s efforts to attract and admit high academic quality students continues to show results with these scores for incoming students,” Perrin said. “UNCG’s academic programs are challenging. The better prepared the students are when they enter UNCG, the more likely they will be successful. Student success is an essential goal for our university.”

Story by Mike Harris