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Classic Signals: September 1965, 817 freshmen arrive

By Kimberly Ilkowski
Features Editor

With campus recently full of touring prospective and accepted students, it is a reminder that a new class of students will soon take over the College. Every year the College welcomes a well-rounded and diverse incoming class. The September 17, 1965 edition of the State Signal aimed to welcome the new freshman and highlighted the amount of students enrolled in each education major.

Although the College offers  much more diverse course offerings, education has always had a special place in heart of the school. That emphasis has been clear since 1965.

It is an interesting insight into how important the education route was in the early days of the College, as well as how selective it continues to be, by only accepting 817 freshman out of 4,900 applicants.

The new school year welcomes a large class of fresh students. (Kimberly Ilkowski / Features Editor)
The new school year welcomes a large class of fresh students. (Kimberly Ilkowski / Features Editor)

817 freshmen have arrived on the Trenton State campus. These students were selected from the 4900 applications received from all over the state.

The elementary curriculum is the largest freshman section with 217 students. Following are kindergarten-primary with 109 students, women health and physical education with 69, industrial education and technology with 66, mathematics with 55, music with 46, business education with 45 and English with 42. The breakdown in the other majors is: male health and physical education, 36; special education, 32; science, 32; social studies, 28; speech arts, 16; speech correction, 13 and special education for the deaf, 11.

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