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

 

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C1 First-time, first-year, (freshmen) students: Provide the number of degree-seeking, first-time, first-year students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled (full- or part-time) in Fall 2010. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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 2,464    
  Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied 3,709    
             
  Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted 1,983    
  Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted 3,026    
             
  Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 716    
  Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 12    
             
  Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 1,013    
  Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 13    
             
C2 Freshman wait-listed students (students who met admission requirements but whose final admission was contingent on space availability)  
    Yes No  
  Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list?   X  
  If yes, please answer the questions below for Fall 2010 admissions:      
  Number of qualified applicants offered a placed on waiting list      
  Number accepting a place on the waiting list      
  Number of wait-listed students admitted      
  Is your waiting list ranked?          
  If yes, do you release that information to students?        
  Do you release that information to school counselors?        
 


         
  Admission Requirements        
C3 High school completion requirement        
  High school diploma is required and GED is accepted X      
  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?  
  Require        
  Recommend X      
  Neither require nor recommend        
 


         
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          
  Mathematics 4 4      
  Science 3 4      
  Of these, units that must be 
lab
2 4      
  Foreign language   2      
  Social studies 3 4      
  History          
  Academic electives          
  Computer Science          
  Visual/Performing Arts          
  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 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(s)       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          
    Yes No  
C8A 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    
  If yes, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution’s policies for use in admission for Fall 2012.  
    ADMISSION
    Require Recommend Require for Some Consider if Submitted Not Used
  SAT or ACT          
  ACT only X        
  SAT only          
  SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT          
  SAT Subject Tests only          
             
C8B If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2012, 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      
  ACT with or without Writing component accepted X    
             
C8C Please indicate how your institution will use the SAT or ACT writing component; check all that apply:
        SAT essay ACT essay  
  For admission          
  For placement          
  For advising          
  In place of an application essay          
  As a validity check on the application essay          
  No college policy as of now     X    
  Not using essay component          
             
C8D In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for academic advising?  
        No    
             
             
C8E Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission 09/01    
  Latest date by which SAT Subject Test scores must be received for fall-term admission      
             
C8F 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):  
     
             
C8G Please indicate which tests your institution uses for placement (e.g., state tests):  
  SAT          
  ACT X        
  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 2010, 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 2010 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 critical reading for a category of students) or combine other standardized test results (such as TOEFL) in this item. Do not convert SAT scores to ACT scores and vice versa. 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 99% Number submitting ACT scores 1,704  
             
    25th Percentile 75th Percentile      
  SAT Critical Reading          
  SAT Math          
  SAT Writing          
  SAT Essay          
  ACT Composite 18 24      
  ACT Math 17 24      
  ACT English 17 24      
  ACT Writing          
             
  Percent of first-time, first-year (freshman) students with scores in each range:  
    SAT Critical Reading SAT Math SAT Writing    
  700-800          
  600-699          
  500-599          
  400-499          
  300-399          
  200-299          
  Totals should = 100% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    
    ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math    
  30-36 3.10% 5.40% 4.10%    
  24-29 28.20% 22.50% 26.00%    
  18-23 52.30% 46.10% 41.40%    
  12-17 16.40% 25.50% 28.50%    
  6-11 0.00% 0.50% 0.00%    
  Below 6 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%    
  Totals should = 100% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%    
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 tenth of high school graduating class 19%    
  Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class 42%    
  Percent in top half of high school graduating class 74% Top half +  
  Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class 26% bottom half = 100%
  Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class 5%    
  Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshmen) students who submitted high school class rank: 82%  
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 21.10%      
  Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74 14.30%      
  Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 14.40%      
  Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 14.60%      
  Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 23.40%      
  Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49 12.10%      
  Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 0.10%      
  Percent who had GPA below 1.0 0.00%      
  Totals should = 100% 100.00%      
             
C12 Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA: 3.21    
  Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: 97.49%    
             

 

 

Admission Policies

         
C13 Application Fee          
    Yes No      
  Does your institution have an application fee? X        
  Amount of application fee: $25.00        
    Yes No      
  Can it be waived for applicants with financial need? X        
             
  If you have an application fee and an on-line application option, please indicate policy for students who apply on-line:      
  Same fee: X        
  Free:          
  Reduced:          
             
    Yes No      
  Can on-line application fee be waived for applicants with financial need? X        
             
C14 Application closing date          
    Yes No      
  Does your institution have an application closing date?   X      
  Application closing date (fall):          
  Priority date:          
             
C15   Yes No  
  Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall? X    
             
C16 Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only)    
  On a rolling basis beginning (date): X        
  By (date):          
  Other:          
             
             
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:          
             
  Deadline for housing deposit (MM/DD):        
  Amount of housing deposit:        
  Refundable if student does not enroll?        
  Yes, in full          
  Yes, in part          
  No          
             
C18 Deferred admission          
    Yes No  
  Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission? X    
  If yes, maximum period of postponement:        
             
C19 Early admission of high school students        
    Yes No  
  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?   X  
             
C20 Common Application Question removed from CDS. (Initiated during 2006-2007 cycle)  
             
 

Early Decision and Early Action Plans

     
C21 Early Decision          
    Yes No  
  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?   X  
  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 2010 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          
    Yes No  
  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?   X  
  If “yes,” please complete the following:      
  Early action closing date      
  Early action notification date      
             
  Is your early action plan a “restrictive” plan under which you limit students from applying to other early plans?
  Yes No

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