Want to know how many students the UI has from China (a lot) or Estonia (not so much)? How many Champaign County students attend the UI? Or the size of this year's freshman class?

Preliminary enrollment figures from the first day of classes are in, and they show fewer newbies and a slightly smaller student body than a year ago. The numbers will likely change after the official 10-day enrollment figures are in. But here's a preliminary look:


Total campus enrollment, down slightly from last year. The undergraduate student body is virtually unchanged, at 32,295.


Students in this year's freshman class, very close to the school's target of 6,950 and several hundred fewer than a year ago. Admissions officials attributed last year's unexpected jump to a larger-than-expected number of international students accepting offers of admission to the UI.


The percentage of undergraduate students from other countries. The campus has 9,506 international students, including 5,242 undergraduates.


The number of UI students from China, including 2,882 undergraduates (8 percent). It's followed by South Korea (1,212 overall, 785 undergrads) and India (1,091 overall, 474 undergrads). Estonia has one.


The percentage of undergraduates from Illinois (23,722 students), a number that's been contracting as the UI has expanded in size. Besides Illinois, the state with the largest number of UI undergrads is California, with 649.


The number of UI undergraduates from Cook County, the highest number of any Illinois county. It's followed by DuPage (3,075), Lake (2,451), Will (1,667) and Champaign (1,353).

Source: Preliminary Statistical Abstract, Division of Management Information, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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