Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2013 --- 8:56 p.m.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The incoming freshman class at the University of Wisconsin-Madison boasts the most Wisconsin residents in 12 years.
This year's class includes 3,837 students from Wisconsin, according to figures released Thursday. That's the largest number of state residents since the incoming class of 2001, which had 3,947 Wisconsin residents.
The university says the percentage of Wisconsin residents who were offered admission increased 9.5 percent over last year.
This year's freshman class of 6,339 students is also the largest in the school's history.
Students hail from every county in Wisconsin, from 45 states and Washington, D.C., and from 34 countries.
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