ORLANDO -

Enrollment at the University of Central Florida this fall has surpassed 60,000 students for the first time in the school's history, according to a UCF news release.

UCF announced that as of Thursday, during the third week of the fall semester, the preliminary enrollment was 60,048.

The UCF fall freshman class also brings in the second-highest average SAT score in the university's history, with 1244 without the writing section and 1831 with the writing section. The class's average GPA is 3.9, tied for the best ever for a fall freshman class.

The number of minorities enrolling at UCF has also grown, according to the news release. Based on preliminary enrollment figures, the percentage of students who are minorities stands at 39.3, up from 27.4 in the fall of 2002.