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Applications to Rutgers jumps nearly 10 percent; increase from out-of-state students

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Rutgers University President Robert Barchi announced increase in applications Credits: Tapinto file
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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Applications to Rutgers University this year increased 9.4 percent over last year, university President Robert Barchi told the Board of Governors at a meeting this week.

The university received nearly 45,000 applications this year, Barchi said.

That included a 20 percent increase in the number of students from outside New Jersey applying to Rutgers, the university said.

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Barchi released the information less than a month after 18,000 students graduated from the various colleges at the university.

The Board of Governors also approved the appointment of civil rights attorney David Lopez as co-dean of the Rutgers Law School in Newark.

Lopez, a trial attorney, was the longest serving general counsel for the United State Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, holding that title from 2010 through 2016, according to the university. He previously taught at Harvard Law School and Georgetown University Law Center.

 

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