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UMass enrollment projected to reach a record high

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AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Enrollment at the five-campus University of Massachusetts system is projected to reach a record high this fall.

President Robert Caret said Wednesday at the trustees meeting that projected enrollment is almost 72,000, representing a nearly 2 percent increase over the previous academic year.

Caret says applications and the quality of the students is also on the rise. Freshman high school grade point averages and SAT scores continue their upward trend.

The number of applicants at the four undergraduate campuses was up more than 5 percent over the previous year.

Enrollment is up about 18 percent over the past six years and 25 percent in the past decade.

The university has campuses in Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell and a medical school in Worcester.

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