Rutgers to cut freshmen enrollment next year by 4 percent

    Applying to college isn’t always an easy task, and with news out of New Jersey this week is about to add an additional challenge for high school students who hope to attend Rutgers University.

    According to The Star-Ledger, starting next year, the university will cut freshmen enrollment for the fall 2012 semester by 4 percent.

    The decision, The Star-Ledger reports, was made in response to overcrowding on the New Brunswick-Piscataway campus.

    The reduced enrollment size means between 200 and 250 applicants who would have gotten into Rutgers will receive rejection letters instead, according to the report.

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    Rutgers University President Richard McCormick was quoted in The Star-Ledger as saying the university was “at its full capacity, some would say over capacity.”

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