Freshman Applications Jump 100 Percent in
More than 11,000 high school students filed applications to attend Rensselaer this fall, according to the Institute's Office of Admissions. The record number of applications for 2008 is up 10 percent from the previous year, and it is more than double the number received just three years ago in 2005.
“We could not be more pleased to see such a broad spectrum of talented applicants from across the country and around the world,” says James Nondorf, vice president for enrollment and dean of undergraduate and graduate admissions. “Over the past several years, we have seen an expansion of the national and international profile of the student body, as well as a significant increase in applications from women, underrepresented minorities, and those who are interested in new areas of Rensselaer’s expanding curriculum.”
Rensselaer Admissions received 11,200 total applications. This record number is a more than 10 percent increase over the previous year and represents a growth of 100 percent since 2005, when the Institute received just over 5,500 applications.