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USC's Freshman Class Most Diverse Ever: 1 Out of Four New Trojans is Asian

USC's Freshman Class Most Diverse Ever: 1 Out of Four New Trojans is Asian
Geoffrey Chandler

When we think USC freshman, we think white guy with a letterman's jacket, a mullet, a Mustang and a somewhat rich dad (says the Bruin).

But it turns out that not only are Trojans smart but they're diverse too.

In fact, the university is trumpeting its most diverse class of incoming freshman to date.

According to numbers sent to the Weekly ...

... of 2,931 entering undergraduates, 1 in 4 is of Asian descent, more than 1 in 10 (12 percent) is Latino, 7 percent are African American and 2 percent are Native American or Pacific Islander.

More than 1 in 10 (14 percent) are the first in their immediate families to go to college.

The "un-weighted" weighted GPA of the incoming class is a ridiculous 3.7.

The most-represented public high school is Arcadia high. The most-represented private high school is Harvard-Westlake. A majority of the new USC kids, however, are from out of state.

USC Dean of Admissions Timothy Brunold:

Not only are these students incredibly talented, both inside and outside the classroom, but they are a more diverse group by all measures -- ethnically, geographically and socially.

-With reporting from City News Service. Got news? Email us. Follow us on Twitter, too: @dennisjromero.


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