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UW-L has the largest enrollment in school history

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La Crosse, WISCONSIN (WXOW) – The University of Wisconsin, La Crosse has the largest freshman class since 1986 and record enrollment this fall.

This fall UW-L has 1,990 new first-year students, bringing the Universities grand total to 10,427 students.  That's 200 more students than last year, which was also a record.

UW-L started to grow enrollment and student access in fall 2008 as part of the Growth, Quality and Access plan. Chancellor Joe Gow said the modest enrollment growth over the last five years has allowed the university to hire more faculty and reduce the student to faculty ratio from 24:1 to 19:1. The growth has also allowed the university to hire more support staff to better serve students.

UW-L Director of Admissions Corey Sjoquist credits UW-L Admissions staff, in part, for the university's ability to attract high numbers. Staff are on the road throughout the year making meaningful connections with prospective students, families and high school counselors.

The campus itself is also a major factor in strong recruitment. Small details from the classroom technology to friendly faculty and students make a lasting impression when students visit, notes Sjoquist.

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