The president of Rutgers University, Richard McCormick has announced that the school will cut the number of freshman accepted in the 2012 semester by four percent. The move comes at a time of reduced state funding and a surge in the amount of individuals applying to the university. The cut in admissions will mean that about 200 – 250 students, who would usually have received a place at Rutgers, will get a letter of rejection.
McCormick said that the reduction is necessary for the school to continue to offer the best quality of education available. He went on to explain; “We want to make sure there are enough classrooms, buses and student services to provide a first-rate experience.”
Rutgers is the largest university in the state and currently has about 58,000 students. Recent complaints from students stating that they are being “shut out” of certain classes, which in turn is delaying their graduation, has also been a factor in the recent decision.
No doubt there will be a few unhappy New Jersey Residents, who were hoping to attend the school, rather than having to travel to a more expensive, ‘out of state’ school.