UL Lafayette's newest batch of freshmen is already making an impression. School officials say it's the most academically talented class enrolled ever enrolled.
Here's why; out of 2,700 first-time freshmen, 87 are valedictorians. The class' average high school GPA is up at 3.3 and more freshmen are now in the honors program.
Campus officials say tougher admission standards led enrollment to drop by about 200 from last year.