SVSU Common Data Set - 2004-2005

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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, first-time, first-year students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled (full- or part-time) in fall 2004. Include early decision, early action, and students who began studies during summer in this cohort. Applicants should include only those students who fulfilled the requirements for consideration for admission (i.e., who completed actionable applications) 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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
1,463
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied
1,979
   
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted
1,282
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted
1,800
   
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled
489
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled
14
   
Total full-time, first-time, first year (freshman) women who enrolled
719
Total part-time, first time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled
19

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:   NoRTEmagicC_f14c8f20ff

      If yes, please answer the questions below for Fall 2004 admissions:

      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: 

 

RTEmagicC_f14c8f20ff 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
RTEmagicC_f14c8f20ff 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
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Class rank
X
Recommendation(s)
X
Standardized test scores
X
Essay
X
         
Nonacademic
 
 
 
 
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

Note: The SAT I is now called SAT Reasoning or the SAT; SAT II Tests are now called SAT Subject Tests. As of March 2005 the SAT Reasoning Test will include a mandatory writing component; the SAT Subject Test in Writing will not be administered after January 2005.  The ACT will have an optional writing component as of February 2005.

C8. Entrance exams

A. Does your institution make use of SAT Reasoning Test, ACT, or SAT Subject Test scores in admissiondecisions 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 for Fall 2006.

 

 
ADMISSION
 
Require
Recommend
Require for some
Consider if submitted
Not used
SAT Reasoning Test only
X
ACT only
X
SAT Reasoning or ACT
SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject Tests
SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject Tests or ACT
SAT Subject Tests Only

B. If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2006, please indicate which ONE of the following applies:

 ACT with Writing component required

 ACT without Writing component accepted.

X ACT with or without Writing component accepted

C. If your institution will make use of the new SAT Reasoning Test scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2006, please indicate which ONE of the following applies:

 New SAT Reasoning Test required

 New SAT Reasoning Test or the “old” SAT I (administered prior to March 2005 and without a writing component) accepted

D.  In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for placement or counseling? [formerly part of C8A]

 

Placement Yes  No
Counseling  Yes No

E.  Does your institution use the SAT Reasoning or SAT Subject Tests or the ACT for placement only? If so, please mark the appropriate boxes below: [formerly part of C8B]

 

 
PLACEMENT
 
Require
Recommend
Require for some
SAT Reasoning
SAT Subject Tests
X
ACT
X
SAT Reasoning or ACT

F. [formerly C8C]

Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission:  9/04

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

G. [formerly C8D]

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 2004, 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 2004 who submitted national standardized (SAT/ACT) test scores.  Include information for ALL enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) 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 SAT scores  
Number submitting SAT scores  
Percent submitting ACT scores
98%
Number submitting ACT scores
1,216
 
25th percentile
75th percentile
SAT I Verbal    
SAT I Math    
ACT Composite
18
24
ACT English
16
23
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
2.4
4.2
2.1
24-29
25.2
20.5
27.5
18-23
54.1
44.8
41.8
12-17
18.3
27.8
28.4
6-11
0.0
2.7
0.2
Below 6
0.0
0.0
0.0

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: N/A

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
0.0%
Percent who had GPA below 1.0
0.0%

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?  X Yes    No

 

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

RTEmagicC_f14c8f20ff  On a rolling basis beginning (date):

 By (date):

 Other:

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

 Must reply by (date)__________

X No set date

 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    RTEmagicC_f14c8f20ff  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:

For the Fall 2004 entering class:

Number of early decision applications received by your institution:

Number of applicants admitted under early decision plan:

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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