LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Students throw their caps in the air ahead of their graduation ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall on July 15, 2014 in London, England. Students of the London College of Fashion, Management and Science and Media and Communication attended their graduation ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall today.

Back to school! One South Carolina university has welcomed its largest group of incoming freshmen in 6 years! That’s right, the school is getting big. Charleston Southern University in Charleston, SC just welcomed over 1,000 new students for their current fall semester.

WCBD News 2 reports that this is the largest incoming class the school has seen in the last six years. WOAH! Charleston Southern University’s enrollment is up 5% since last year at over 3,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and online programs plus their record-breaking freshman class.

Charleston Southern has also exceeded their house goals for a second consecutive year. They also reportedly converted a nearby hotel in the area, Wingate, to on-campus housing for students.

The school reports the following statistics for this school year:

  • 77% of students from South Carolina
  • 61% female, 39% male
  •  98 are legacy students
  • 15 high school valedictorians
  • 17 countries represented

For the full article and more statistics on the South Carolina school, visit the WCBD website.