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Though it is a slightly smaller class than last year at 4,140 students, Capilouto said the university received a record number of 15,153 applications. UK also has a record 28,098 students enrolled this fall, which is up from 28,037 from last year.

The incoming class is also the most academically accomplished in UK’s history.

“We are attracting the best and brightest,” Capilouto said.

But though the university has attracted an academically accomplished class, Capilouto doesn’t only want to give students access to the university, but “access to a degree.”

Brockman agreed.

“Our responsibility is not just to put 4,100 freshman in the freshman class, but graduate 4,100 freshmen,” Brockman said.

The Board also approved a ground lease between UK and Alpha Phi sorority for a property on Columbia Avenue, which currently is where the Math Excel program is located. The Math Excel program will be moving to 654 Maxwelton Ct., across from the College of Law.

At Alpha Phi’s expense, it plans to construct an 18,000 square foot chapter house, which will replace the 2,000 square foot house that is currently there.

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