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 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2

Admissions,, 1972- June 1976


  • 1972- June 1976

Scope and Contents

A thick file, bulk dates 1974-1976. Dean Foster, Dean Brownlee and Dean Cobb.

The contents of this file concern admissions data for Douglass College in particular and for the other colleges at Rutgers University for comparison purposes.

Many of the documents represent statistical reports relating to numbers of admitted students, enrollment figures, SAT scores and HS class rank, and surveys of students admitted but who chose not to enroll.

Correspondence between administrators and admissions committee chairs indicate particular concern with declining SAT scores and explanations for the phenomena. Analyses consider effects of mandate to meet educational needs of state residents, effect of co-ed status of Rutgers College and the transformation of Cook into a Liberal Arts College. Memoranda and correspondence deal with issues of centralized admissions process, minority recruitment, admissions standards and their relationship to Douglass College's special mission. Foster, Brownlee and Cobb all give opinions on the state of admissions, relationship between the University and Douglass, and all complain about the process and its effects on Douglass. It seems evident from the documents in this file that budget cuts and reorganization combined to create problems in the University's admissions process.

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