Florida Polytechnic University reports the largest incoming class for the 2020-2021 school year.

Close to 500 new students are joining Florida Poly as classes start this week, for an expected total enrollment of about 1,400. Last academic year, the incoming class was comprised of 415 students and total enrollment was around 1,330.

In addition to the increase in new students, “the quality of the students is also strong,” points out Dr. Ben Matthew Corpus, associate vice provost of admissions and financial aid.

The average high school GPA is up to 4.25 from 4.0 last year, and board test scores are up as well. The average ACT score is now 30, up from 28, and the average SAT score for fall entering students is up more than 40 points to 1327.

The diversity of the incoming class continues to flourish as well with increases in Hispanic/Latinx and female students. Black/African American students remain approximately equal to last year.

Ahead of the university’s seventh academic year, Florida Poly also saw enrollment deposit increases in the following student categories:

  • First-time-in-college students are up 29%.
  • Transfer students are up 29%.
  • Graduate students are up 118%.

Applications for the fall 2021 incoming class are now open. Students are encouraged to apply early given the number of competitive applications in the past two years.

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