LA Tech sees record number of first-time freshmen

LA Tech sees record number of first-time freshmen

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The first fall quarter of 2018 at Louisiana Tech has made the record books.

The quarter breaks the record of first-time freshmen in the school's history, and they are the most qualified in the University's history, according to LaTech.

With an increase of 13 percent over last year’s freshman class, Louisiana Tech welcomed 2,169 first-year students.

Their average ACT is 25, that's up from last year’s all-time-high average ACT of 24.7.

“These new students will continue to carry on our tradition of excellence and success throughout their college careers and beyond,” said Tech President Dr. Les Guice, in a news release. "We are pleased to see the enthusiastic spirit of this class and look forward to seeing what they achieve over the next four years with us. I commend our faculty and staff for providing the great educational environment that is attracting more students to Louisiana Tech.”

The school has made investments in upgrading the campus’s infrastructure by adding new housing, new lighting and landscaping, and trees. New menu options at campus eateries have also been added.

Each of the improvements we’ve made – with the help of alumni, friends, and our supporters – have increased the quality of life and safety for our community,” Guice said. “This academic year, we anticipate that the Tech Family will enjoy campus life in a whole new way.”

Overall enrollments students totaled 12,467 students.

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