University Dayton expects record first-year class

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The University of Dayton is expecting more than 2,000 first-year students to arrive on campus for the largest first-year class in the school's history.

School officials say the previous record for the university's first-year class set in 1967 when 2,073 students were enrolled. The university says it expects to welcome an estimated 2,205 first-year students to the southwestern Ohio campus this weekend.

University officials say this year's class also has the highest average test scores for first-year students in the school's history.

Officials at the university also say they expect total undergraduate enrollment this fall to top the record for the school set in 1968 with an enrollment of 7,547.

Classes are scheduled to start Wednesday.

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