Georgia Tech to have most diverse freshman class ever

Georgia Tech will have its most diverse freshman class ever this fall.

More than 35 percent of incoming class members are women, the largest female population for a freshman class.

In addition, this year's freshman class has 55 percent more African-American students and 65 percent more Hispanic students than last year.

More than 61 percent of the class is from Georgia.

More than 13,500 students applied to Georgia Tech, an 18 percent increase over last year. Applications came from students in 89 countries.