MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ The University of Wisconsin-Madison is expecting its second-largest class of state-resident freshmen in nine years this fall.
The university saw its largest class of resident freshmen since 2005 last year, when 3,843 enrolled. The school is expecting about 3,700 to enroll this fall.
UW officials say they received 7,981 resident freshman applications for this fall, up 5.4 percent from last year.
Applications among all students surged this year, crossing the 30 thousand application threshold for the first time in the school's history.