The University at Buffalo enrolled 4,045 first-year students this fall, the university's largest ever freshman class.
The larger freshman class is part of a strategy that began in 2015 to grow overall university enrollment by 2,000 students. University officials said they were getting closer to that goal.
It was the second straight year UB brought in its largest freshman class. Overall undergraduate and graduate student enrollment for fall 2017 stands at 30,648, up from 30,110 in fall 2016, or a 1.8 percent increase.
UB President Satish K. Tripathi announced in 2015 that the university, which already is the largest within the state system, would explore growing its overall enrollment by 2,000 students over five years. UB officials credited new student recruitment strategies with driving an increase in applications to the university.