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Admissions Provides Details on Class of 2005

Joe Pilaro '55 writes, "Gloria Pappas of RPI Admissions has sent the following information about the Class of 2005, who will be entering Freshmen in the Fall 2001 semester:"


As of May 10, we have 1142 enrollment deposits from our Class of 2005. Applications were at the highest level since 1986. Our combined SATís are up 24 points to 1306; students in the top 10% of their class increased by one percent.

Read on for some statistics from the Career Development Center about the Class of 2001 and a call for volunteers for Fall College Fairs....

The message from Gloria Pappas in Admissions continues:


The Career Development Center provided the following that I know you will be interested in. Rensselaer has close recruiting affiliations with nearly 400 top companies. The average starting salary for B.S. graduates is $53,200. Average starting salary for M.S. graduates is $65,000. Approximately eight percent of the class goes on to earn their masterís. Number of top companies that recruited on campus last year was 380. The average number of interviews per undergrad student was 7....

Joe Pilaro said, "Thanks to all the RCNJ Admissions Volunteers for your help last fall and this spring. Anyone interested in attending a New Jersey college fair representing RPI Admissions please e-mail me at BraeMGB@aol.com. I'll be in touch with you early August with the schedule for the Fall 2001 College Fairs. Have a good summer!"

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