Morristown, N.J. (March 10, 2016) – Since the decision was made in June 2015 by the College's board of trustees to move CSE to coed in the traditional day program, the admission department has seen a sharp spike in applications for the fall 2016 semester. To date, applications are double that of last year for traditional students and three times that for transfer students with 50 percent of transfer applications coming from males.
The board made the decision after carefully considering the mission of the College to offer a strong liberal arts-based education to those who have had limited access to college.
"In the history of the college, that population had typically been women," says Dr. Helen Streubert, president. "Now we are including young men who have the intellect and desire, yet may find access to be a challenge for some reason."
With the move to coed came the decision to create men's teams to meet NCAA Division III requirements. The College hired a basketball and a soccer coach who also serve as recruiters for undergraduate students, including athletes, and to date 52 male athletes have been accepted to play either basketball and/or soccer.
Overall, the statistics for accepted students for the class of 2020 are very good. The College has accepted 59 percent of the applications with 51 percent of those being submitted by men. CSE is now reaching out to students to offer additional information about academic and campus programs and financial aid.