Temple attracts strongest class, credits scholarships, Temple Made campaign

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Temple will welcome its strongest freshman class in terms of academics in its history, with a 16-point jump in average SAT scores and a higher average class rank, President Neil Theobald announced at Tuesday’s board of trustees meeting. University officials credit the improved class composite to the “Temple Made” campaign and an expanded scholarship program that rewards students with strong academics and provides stipends for summer research, internships and study abroad. “We're optimistic we'll meet our aspirational goal of enrolling 4,300 freshman and 2,700 transfer students for fall 2013,” Karin Mormando, director of undergraduate admissions, said.