Enrollment reached an all-time high in fall 2010, as almost 33,000 students made UT Arlington their university of choice. That represents a remarkable 31 percent increase from just two years ago and a 17 percent increase over last year. With the quantity surge also comes a rise in quality. Nearly 30 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class, and their average SAT score continues to improve. Not only is UT Arlington attracting more gifted students to campus, but our initiatives to retain them are succeeding, as 73 percent of last year’s freshmen returned for their sophomore year. That’s a significant gain over the previous year and an important indicator of future academic success. Our students are among the brightest of their generation, and they thrive in a diverse environment that mirrors the world around them. UT Arlington is now a minority-majority campus, with Hispanics (17 percent) and African-Americans (14 percent) representing the largest minority groups.