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updated: 9/11/2013 9:42 AM

U of I: Urbana fall enrollment sets all-time high

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The University of Illinois has nearly 43,400 students enrolled this semester at its Urbana campus -- the largest number in the school's history.

The Champaign News-Gazette reports the numbers got a boost from this year's freshman class, which is the second-largest to date.

On Tuesday, there were about 7,330 freshmen enrolled at the school. That's up about 5.7 percent from a year ago. The largest-ever freshman class was recorded in 2005 and had almost 7,600 students

Overall, about 32,300 undergraduates are enrolled at the flagship university. The remaining 11,100 students are graduate or professional students.

About three-quarters of undergraduates are from Illinois. Another 15 percent are international students.

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