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UW-Madison freshmen class largest ever

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Posted at 12:33 PM, Sep 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-23 13:33:50-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- This fall's University of Wisconsin-Madison freshman class is the largest ever.

UW-Madison officials said Friday that a census taken on the 10th day of fall classes showed 6,610 freshmen. That's up from 6,430 last year.

According to the university:

  • 3,746 freshmen are Wisconsin residents
  • 594 are from Minnesota
  • 547 are from other countries
  • 1,128 are transfer students

Total enrollment for fall 2017 was 43,814 students, up from 43,336 last year. Undergraduate enrollment was 29,993, up from 29,536.