University of Arizona sets enrollment record

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By Sarah Blais By Sarah Blais

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The University of Arizona is setting enrollment records.

Officials say the university has its largest overall enrollment ever as well as the most freshmen.

Preliminary figures show approximately 41,800 students are expected for the fall semester, for an increase of nearly 3 percent over the fall 2013 semester's enrollment.

The total enrollment includes 7,800 incoming freshman. That's about 600 more than a year ago.

Classes begin Monday but new students are already moving into dorms. Nearly 7,000 students are expected to live on campus. That's up from 6,700 in 2013.

The university says 57 percent of incoming freshmen are Arizona residents and that 41.4 percent are ethnically or racially diverse, up from 41.3 percent a year ago.

The five states for non-residents are California, Illinois, Washington, Colorado and Texas.

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