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UMW admits more than 80 pct. of applicants

Monday - 10/7/2013, 3:33pm  ET

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- The University of Mary Washington has admitted more than 80 percent of undergraduate students who applied for the 2013-2014 academic year.

It's the first time in the university's 105-year history that admissions have topped 80 percent of applicants.

Figures from the provost's office show that the university admitted 81 percent of in-state applicants and 82 percent of out-of-state applicants.

Provost Jonathan Levin tells The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/1fUlRDq ) that the university wants to reduce admissions to 70 percent of applicants over the next few years.

Levin says he's concerned about retention.

Last year, the university retained 83 percent of freshmen. Eighty-five percent of freshmen were retained the previous year.

While these are good rates, Levin says he'd like to see them even higher.

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Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/


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