University of Michigan enrollment grows on Ann Arbor campus

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) The University of Michigan says its enrollment increased by 1.6 percent this fall, with more than 46,700 students attending classes on its main Ann Arbor campus.

The university says of that total 1,700 in-state students will pay no tuition under the school's "Go Blue Guarantee" this fall. The Ann Arbor News reports that number is similar to the number of students qualifying for free tuition last winter when the guarantee went into effect.

The university says it saw a 24 percent increase in admissions applications from some of the state's lowest-income students in the first year since implementing the guarantee.

The school says it reviewed and processed 65,684 applications for admission in the 6,695-student freshman class.