SVSU Common Data Set - 2003-2004

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C. FIRST-TIME, FIRST-YEAR (FRESHMAN) ADMISSION

Applications

C1.  First-time, first-year (freshman) students: Provide the number of degree-seeking students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled (full- or part-time) in Fall 2003. Include early decision, early action, and students who began studies during summer in this cohort. Applicants include all students who fulfilled the requirements for consideration for admission (including payment or waiving of the application fee, if any) and who have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution). Admitted applicants should include wait-listed students who were subsequently offered admission.

   

 

Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who applied
1,435
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied
1,889
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) who applied
3,324
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted
1,259
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted
1,726
Total first-time, first year (freshman) who were admitted
2,985
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled
486
Total full-time, first-time, first year (freshman) women who enrolled
665
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) who enrolled
1,151
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled
15
Total part-time, first time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled
15
Total part-time, first time, first-year (freshman) who enrolled
30

C2.  Freshman wait-listed students (students who met admission requirements but whose final admission was contingent on space availability)

      Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list?   Yes: ___  NoX

      If yes, please answer the questions below for Fall 2001admissions:

Number of qualified applicants placed on waiting list   _____

Number accepting a place on the waiting list               _____

Number of wait-listed students admitted                     _____

Admission Requirements

C3. High school completion requirement

Check the appropriate box to identify your high school completion requirement for degree-seeking entering students: 

X‌  High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
  High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
 High school diploma or equivalent is not required

C4.  Does your institution require or recommend a general college-preparatory program for degree-seeking students?

 Required
X‌ Recommended

 Neither required nor recommended

C5.  Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended. Specify the distribution of academic high school course units required and/or recommended of all or most degree-seeking students using Carnegie units (one unit equals one year of study or its equivalent). If you use a different system for calculating units, please convert.

 

 

Units required

Units recommended

Total academic units

   

English

4

4

Mathematics

3

4

Science

2

4

  Of these, units that must be lab

   

Foreign language

 

2

Social studies

3

4

History

   

Academic electives

   

Other: Communications

 

1

Basis for Selection

C6. Do you have an open admission policy, under which virtually all secondary school graduates or students with GED equivalency diplomas are admitted without regard to academic record, test scores, or other qualifications?  If so, check which applies:

Open admission policy as described above for all students No

Open admission policy as described above for most students, but

                        selective admission for out-of-state students___

                        selective admission to some programs___

                        other (explain) ________________________________________________________________________

C7.  Relative importance of each of the following academic and nonacademic factors in your first-time, first- year, degree-seeking (freshman) admission decisions.

 

 

Very important

Important

Considered

Not Considered

Academic

       

Secondary school record

X

     

Class rank

     

X

Recommendation(s)

   

X

 

Standardized test scores

X

     

Essay

     

X

         

Nonacademic

     
X

Interview

     
X

Extracurricular activities

     
X

Talent/ability

     
X

Character/personal qualities

     
X

Alumni/ae relation

     
X

Geographical residence

     
X

State residency

     
X

Religious affiliation/commitment

     
X

Minority status

     
X

Volunteer work

     
X

Work experience

     

X

SAT and ACT Policies

C8. Entrance exams

A. Does your institution make use of SAT I, SAT II, or ACT scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants?  X   Yes      No

If yes, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution’s policies for use in admission.

 

 

ADMISSION

 
 

Require

Recommend

Require for some

Considered if submitted

Not used

SAT I

       

X

ACT

X

       

SAT I or ACT (no preference)

         

SAT I or ACT--SAT I preferred

         

SAT I or ACT--ACT preferred

         

SAT I and SAT II

         

SAT I and SAT II or ACT

         

SAT II

   
X
   
             

In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for placement or counseling?                                                          

 

Placement

Yes      No

Counseling

 Yes     X No

B: Does your institution use the SAT I or II or the ACT for placement only? If so, please mark the appropriate boxes below:

 

 

PLACEMENT

 

Require

Recommend

Require for some

 

SAT I

       

SAT II

    X  

ACT

X

     

SAT I or ACT

       
         

C. Latest date by which SAT I or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission 9/03

Latest date by which SAT II scores must be received for fall-term admission N/A

D. If necessary, use this space to clarify your test policies (e.g., if tests are recommended for some students, or if tests are not required of some students): N/A

 

Freshman Profile

Provide percentages for ALL enrolled degree-seeking full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in Fall 2003, including students who began studies during summer, international students/nonresident aliens, and students admitted under special arrangements.

C9. Percent and number of first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in Fall 2003 who submitted national standardized (SAT/ACT) test scores. Include information for ALL enrolled, first-time, first-year (freshman) degree-seeking students who submitted test scores. Do not include partial test scores (e.g., mathematics scores but not verbal for a category of students) or combine other standardized test results (such as TOEFL) in this item. SAT scores should be recentered scores. The 25th percentile is the score that 25 percent scored at or below; the 75th percentile score is the one that 25 percent scored at or above.

 

 
Percent submitting ACT scores    96%
 
Number submitting ACT scores    1137

 

 

 

25th percentile

75th percentile

SAT I Verbal

   

SAT I Math

   

ACT Composite

18

24

ACT English

17

24

ACT Math

17

24

Percent of first-time, first-year (freshman) students with scores in each range:

 

 

SAT I Verbal

SAT I Math

700-800

   

600-699

   

500-599

   

400-499

   

300-399

   

200-299

   
 

ACT Composite

ACT English

ACT Math

30-36

2.3

4.4

3.0

24-29

25.6

19.7

24.7

18-23

52.1

43.9

39.2

12-17

17

25.7

29.3

6-11

 

2.5

 

Below 6

-

-

-

C10. Percent of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who had high school class rank within each of the following ranges (report information for those students from whom you collected high school rank information).

Percent in top 10th of high school graduating class      N/A 

Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class  N/A 

Percent in top half of high school graduating class   N/A

Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class N/A

Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class N/A        

Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank: _______

C11. Percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking first-time, first-year (freshman) students who had high school grade-point averages within each of the following ranges (using 4.0 scale); report information only for those students from whom you collected high school GPA.

Percent who had GPA of 3.0 and higher                   64.9% 

Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.9              35.1% 

Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99         

Percent who had GPA below 1.0               

C12. Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA3.22

      Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: 97%

Admission Policies

C13. Application fee

Does your institution have an application fee?                 X  Yes    No

Amount of application fee $25

Can it be waived for applicants with financial need?        X  Yes    No

C14. Application closing date

Does your institution have an application closing date?      Yes  X  No

Application closing date (fall)__________

Priority date__________

C15. Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall? Yes    No

C16. Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only)

By (date) Rolling

C17. Reply policy for admitted applicants (fill in one only)

Must reply by (date)__________

No set date X

Must reply by May 1 or within _____ weeks if notified thereafter

Other__________

C18. Deferred admission: Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission?

      X Yes       No

      If yes, maximum period of postponement:   1 Year_

C19. Early admission of high school students: Does your institution allow high school students to enroll as full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students one year or more before high school graduation?   No

C20. Common application: Will you accept the Common Application distributed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals if submitted?                                Yes       X  No

If “yes,” are supplemental forms required?                                Yes         No

Is your college a member of the Common Application Group?  Yes  X  No

 

Early Decision and Early Action Plans

C21. Early decision: Does your institution offer an early decision plan (an admission plan that permits students to apply and be notified of an admission decision well in advance of the regular notification date and that asks students to commit to attending if accepted) for first-time, first-year (freshman) applicants for fall enrollment?          Yes   X No

If “yes,” please complete the following:

First or only early decision plan closing date_________

First or only early decision plan notification date_________

Other early decision plan closing date_________

Other early decision plan notification date________

Number of early decision applications received by your institution in Fall 2003_______

Number of applicants admitted under early decision plan in Fall 2003_________

Please provide significant details about your early decision plan:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

C22. Early action: Do you have a nonbinding early action plan whereby students are notified of an admission decision well in advance of the regular notification date but do not have to commit to attending your college?        Yes         X  No

If “yes,” please complete the following:

Early action closing date__________

Early action notification date__________

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