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Record-breaking freshman class at UW-Madison

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MADISON (WSAU)   U-W Madison has its largest freshman class ever – and more of them are from Wisconsin, compared to a year ago. Almost 6,300 freshmen are enrolled at the state’s flagship campus this fall, after a record 29,000new candidates applied – and almost 16,000were accepted.

68-percent of those who were offered admission were from Wisconsin, five percent more than a year ago. U-W officials say they’re able to accept more high-achieving students from the Badger State who were previously on the bubble. That’s because declining birthrates have reduced the numbers of prospective college students – while the university increases its numbers of degrees to create a more talented workforce for attracting high-paying jobs in Wisconsin.

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