The new freshman class at the University of Connecticut represents the largest in the school's history, with approximately 5,500 students.
More than 4,000 hail from 164 of Connecticut's 169 cities and towns.
UConn President Susan Herbst said Wednesday the class of 2022 is also academically exceptional. The incoming students averaged 1306 on their SAT scores, higher than any previous UConn class.
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Herbst said the school is "competing with many of the best schools in America for talented Connecticut high school graduates."
She credits UConn's "winning formula" of good academics, faculty and campus facilities at a value for Connecticut families and students.
About 3,764 of the freshmen will be based at UConn's main campus in Storrs, where they'll begin moving into residence halls on Friday. Classes begin Monday at all campuses.