Faculty Rep Blasts CU-Boulder's 87% Acceptance Rate, Says Students Not Prepared

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University of Colorado faculty representative Melinda Piket-May blasted the Boulder campus's 87 percent acceptance rate at a meeting of the Board of Regents on Wednesday and said the quality of students is on the decline -- an allegation that caught regents off guard.

"We're accepting almost anyone who applies," said Piket-May, a faculty council representative who gave a report to the board at its monthly meeting.

Piket-May, an associate professor of electrical, computer and energy engineering on the Boulder campus, went on to say CU's admission process is not rigorous.

"We're having a lot of difficulty in our classes with students not prepared for college curriculum," Piket-May said.

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