MADISON (WKOW) -- University of Wisconsin-Madison officials say its most recent class of students is the largest new freshman class ever (6,279 students) and the largest number of new freshmen from Wisconsin since 2005 (3,515 students).
University officials say 29,034 incoming freshman applied to UW-Madison, which is the most in school history. Of those, 15,841 were admitted and 6,279 students decided to enroll. Total applications increased by more than 4,000 compared to five years ago.
UW-Madison says nonresident enrollment overall represents 25.8 percent of the total undergraduate population at UW-Madison this fall.
Enrollment officials say with this incoming class, 29,119 undergraduates are currently enrolled at the university, compared to 28,737 last year. Total university enrollment is 42,818, up from 42,441 last year.
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