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San Diego State University announced it is on track to welcome its largest class of first-year and transfer classes after receiving a record number of applications. 

The announcement follows the university receiving nearly 77,000 first-time student applications between October and December and admitting nearly 6,500 students. According to a statement, the students are from around the region, country, and world, representing 45 states and 46 countries. 

The average grade-point average of first-time students is 3.9, and about 1,900 are from the local service area, a 23 percent increase from last fall, SDSU announced. 

“Given the challenges they faced over the last two years, and the record applicant pool from which they were chosen, they certainly earned their admission and we’re eager to support them in the next step of their journeys,” Stefan Hyman, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management wrote in a press release. 

University officials announced it also admitted 3,900 transfer students, its largest-ever transfer classes in its history. 

“This increase can be attributed to a CSU systemwide effort to strengthen the community college pipeline to CSU campuses and SDSU’s effort to expand access to all,” SDSU wrote in a statement. 

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