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Oct. 8, 2004


UW-RF Sets Enrollment Record for Fall

Fall semester is well under way, and UW-River Falls has set another record-breaking year for fall enrollment.

The student headcount reached a total of 5,996 undergraduate and graduate students—an increase of 130 students—making fall semester the largest enrollment in University history.

This year, nearly 1,200 new freshmen and 450 transfer students are enrolled on campus.

According to Admissions Director Alan Tuchenhagen, new freshmen hail from more than 400 high schools. Although this is a large number, the age statistics of freshmen shows 44 percent of new students are older than age 18.

Tuchenhagen said, "I am very pleased with the quality and diversity of our new students this year. UW-River Falls remains a very popular choice for students from across this region."

Here are the enrollment statistics for UW-RF by gender and ethnicity:
• Male: 2,301 (38.4 percent)
• Female: 3,695 (61.6 percent)
• Asian: 173
• Hispanic: 78
• African-American: 69
• Native-American: 33
• White: 5,531
• Non-white: 5.8 percent

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