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More than 2,700 students attain Dean's List (Released: 1/21/00)

by Richard Veilleux, Office of University Communications

STORRS, Conn. -- More than 2,700 students at the University of Connecticut -- about 23 percent of the University's full-time students -- attained the Dean's List during the fall 1999 semester, UConn officials reported Monday, January 17. Two hundred thirteen scored perfect 4.0 grade point averages.

The students represent 166 of Connecticut's 169 towns and cities, the New England states, New York and New Jersey, 19 other states and 12 countries. Overall, 2,764 of 11,990 eligible undergraduates made the prestigious list, including 653, or about 15 percent, of the freshman class. Of the 213 students with perfect 4.0 GPA's, 35 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 more than 3.8, and the School of Allied Health Professions, where the cut-off last semester was 3.6.