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More than 2,400 students attain Dean's List (Released: 2/2/98)

by Richard Veilleux, Office of University Communications.

Storrs, Conn. -- More than 2,400 students at the University of Connecticut -- about 23 percent of the University's full-time students -- attained the Dean's List during the Fall 1997 semester, UConn officials

have announced. One hundred fifty scored perfect 4.0 grade point averages.

The students represent 163 of Connecticut's 169 towns and cities, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, more than 20 other states and 13 countries. Overall, 2,422 of 10,796 eligible undergraduates made the prestigious list, including 324, or 12 percent, of the freshman class. Of the 150 students with perfect 4.0 GPA's, nine were freshmen.

To be included on the Dean's List at UConn, students must carry at least 12 credit hours, rank in the upper 25th percentile of students in the school or college they are enrolled in, and can have no lower than a "C" in any course. In some schools, the criteria are extremely tough, including the School of Education, where the cutoff was nearly 3.8, and the School of Allied Health Professions, where the cut-off last semester was only slightly less than 3.6.