UNC received a total of 31,321 first-year applications this admissions cycle, setting a ninth consecutive record.

It’s an increase of two percent from last year and an increase of 35 percent compared to five years ago, according to the UNC Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Regular decisions were sent Friday, and 2,655 out of the 15,817 students who applied were offered admission.

Factoring in early decision applicants, the University expects 3,990 new first-year students to enroll in August.

Overall, 28 percent of first-year applicants were accepted.

Of in-state students who applied, fifty-two percent were offered admission. For out-of-state applicants, 17 percent were offered admission.

Across both deadlines, 83 percent of admitted students are ranked in the top 10 percent of their high-school class, and 14 percent will be the first in their families to attend college.

More than 19 percent identify themselves as African American, American Indian, or Latino or Latina.