(Reuters) – UGA will admit a record number of new students this year, with enrollment jumping from 4,000 to 6,500 students, the school announced on Friday.
The university also said it is adding more counselors to its college counseling service and that its counseling program will expand.
In a statement, the university said it expects to have 4,500 freshmen in fall 2018, up from 3,000 in fall 2017.
The increase in enrollment was announced in a report on its website by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, which said it had found that students in the first two months of the year were disproportionately black, Hispanic and American Indian.
The agency found that nearly 60 percent of the students admitted to UGA were white and almost 60 percent were from minority groups.
The department said that its investigation also found that many students were denied admission based on their race or ethnic background.
The agency said in its report that some of the factors cited by the students included a lack of sufficient financial aid, a history of disciplinary issues and financial problems.
The U.K.-based university said on Friday that the number of applicants from non-white backgrounds is likely to rise, noting that there are more white applicants from Britain, Canada and Australia.
The report said that many of the student body were not admitted to the university because they lacked adequate financial aid.
The report also noted that students who were admitted from other countries often had to pay additional fees, which some students did not have the means to do.
In an interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution, UGA President Jim Gray said he was aware of the report and that he was reviewing it.
But he declined to say whether he believed the university should change admissions policies.
“I am going to be very conscious of this.
We need to address it,” Gray said.”
We need to be honest with our students and take action on this.
This is not a new thing.
This has been a growing problem for a long time.”
The increase will be particularly difficult for students who come from states that do not have an affirmative action plan, such as Virginia.