SVSU Common Data Set - 2006-2007

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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 2006. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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
1,816
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied
2,530
   
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted
1,587
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted
2,294
   
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled
594
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled
9
   
Total full-time, first-time, first year (freshman) women who enrolled
841
Total part-time, first time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled
6

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:   No: X

      If yes, please answer the questions below for Fall 2006 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: 

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
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
 
 
 
 
Rigor of secondary school record
X
Class rank
X
Academic GPA
X
Standardized test scores
X
Application Essay
X
Recommendation
X
         
Nonacademic
 
 
 
 
Interview
X
Extracurricular activities
X
Talent/ability
X
Character/personal qualities
X
First generation
X
Alumni/ae relation
X
Geographical residence
X
State residency
X
Religious affiliation/commitment
X
Racial/ethnic status
X
Volunteer work
X
Work experience
X
Level of applicant's interest
X

SAT and ACT Policies

C8. Entrance exams

A. Does your institution make use of SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Test 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 for Fall 2008.

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

B. If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2008, please indicate which ONE of the following applies (regardless of whether the writing score will be used in the admissions process):

 ACT with Writing component required
 ACT with Writing component recommended

X ACT with or without Writing component accepted

C. Please indicate how your institution will use the SAT or ACT essay component; check all that apply:

  For admission
  For placement
  For advising
 In place of an application essay
 As a validity check on the application essay

X No college policy as of now
 Not using essay component

D.  In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for academic advising?    Yes    X No

E.  Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission:  09/06

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

F.  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):

G.  Please indicate which tests your institution used for placement (e.g., state tests):

 SAT

X ACT
 SAT Subject Tests
 AP
 CLEP
 Institutional Exam
 State Exam (specify):

Freshman Profile

Provide percentages for ALL enrolled, degree-seeking, full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in fall 2006, 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 2006 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
 97.9%
Number submitting ACT scores
1,420
 
25th percentile
75th percentile
SAT Verbal    
SAT Math    
ACT Composite
18
23
ACT English
17
24
ACT Math
17
23

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
2.7
4.2
3.1
24-29
21.8
17.8
23.2
18-23
55.5
46.4
42.2
12-17
19.9
28.5
31.2
6-11
0.0
3.1
0.3
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:
 23.4%
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class:
 44.2%
Percent in top half of high school graduating class:
 75.7%
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class:
 24.3%
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class:
 5.4%

Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank: 86.3%

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 3.75 and higher
 25.0%
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74
 16.7%
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49
 13.1%
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24
 13.0%
Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99
 23.3%
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49
 9.0%
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 GPA:  3.28

Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA:  97.8%

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

If you have an application fee and an on-line application option, please indicate policy for students who apply on-line:
 Same fee
 Free
 Reduced

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)

X On a rolling basis beginning (date):
 By (date):

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    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:

For the Fall 2006 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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