NC State welcomes its largest freshman class ever

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North Carolina State University is welcoming 4,889 freshman this weekend. 

That’s the largest freshman class in the school’s history – made up of students from 95 North Carolina counties, 38 states and 23 countries.

The move-in is in preparation for the first day of classes on Aug. 22. 

That freshman class will help make up a student body of around 35,000. 

N.C. State said its first-year class includes 229 valedictorians and salutatorians. 

About 48 percent of the freshman class ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school senior class. 

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