P&S Journal: Winter 1995, Vol.15, No.1
Applications for Admission
Competition reached a new height for a place among the first-year graduate students admitted to P&S programs through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. For Fall 1994, the Office of Graduate Affairs received 915 applications, compared with 713 the previous year, representing an increase of more than 28 percent. The applicant pool, enlarged by both domestic and foreign applicants, provided the graduate programs with a large selection of outstanding candidates for admission. "The attractiveness of the predoctoral training programs to students pursuing careers in scientific research has never been higher," says Dr. Philip Feigelson, assistant vice president and associate dean for graduate affairs. "While there are undoubtedly several factors at work to produce this unprecedented number of applicants, the world-class reputation and vitality of our faculty's research activities is certainly a major contributor."