- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - University of Wisconsin-Madison admissions officials say this fall’s freshman class is a big one - and there are lots of native cheeseheads.

A freshman enrollment of nearly 6,300 students is the third largest in the school’s history. The university’s Office of the Registrar says that includes 3,750 Wisconsinites - the second largest number of Badger State residents in the past 13 years.

Nearly 72 percent of Wisconsin residents who applied to Madison for the fall semester were offered admission. With the exception of Florence County, every county in Wisconsin is represented in the freshman class. Others come from 46 states, Washington D.C. and 39 countries.

Total enrollment at UW-Madison this fall is 43,189 - 86 fewer students than last fall. That includes about 29,300 undergraduates.

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