Three area students are members of the freshman class at the University of Iowa this fall: Samantha Shelton of Bloomfield (majoring in Pre-Physical Therapy), Davin Durflinger of Eldon (majoring in Computer Science), and Josie Rea of Blakesburg (majoring in Pre-Business).

This fall’s incoming undergraduate class at the University of Iowa has topped previous records in achievement with a higher high school grade-point average at 3.81 than any previous class.

About 60% of the class (2,702) are Iowa residents, and about 1% (47) are international students. The class represents 94 of Iowa’s 99 counties, 45 U.S. states and territories (as well as Washington, D.C., and bases for the U.S. Armed Forces), and 40 countries.

This year, 21,608 undergraduates are enrolled at Iowa. About 45% of Iowa’s students identify as male, and 55% as female. Graduate students total 6,415, and professional students total 1,886. Postgraduate scholars total 1,297. The total enrollment this fall is 31,206 students.