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Freshmen enrollment drops at U. of Illinois

CHAMPAIGN – Freshman enrollment at the University of Illinois’s flagship campus is down this semester by 5.4 percent from a year ago, according to the school.

The freshman class enrolled this fall at the Urbana-Champaign campus has 6,937 students. That’s down from 7,331 in fall 2013. The record high was 7,583 in 2005.

The university didn’t provide a reason for the drop, but noted without details the percentage of students who are accepted to the university is down.

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