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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 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, non-admission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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 2,402
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied 3,959
   
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted 1,310
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted 2,150
   
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 718
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 25
   
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 1,130
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women 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? No
If yes, please answer the questions below for Fall 2010 admissions:  
Number of qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list _____
Number accepting a place on the waiting list _____
Number of wait-listed students admitted _____

Is your waiting list ranked?

Admission Requirements
C3. High school completion requirement
Check the appropriate box to identify your high school completion requirement for degree-seeking entering students:
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?
Require
Recommend
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 16  
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3 4
  Of these, units that must be lab 2  
Foreign language 2  
Social studies 1  
History 2  
Academic electives 0  
Computer Science 0  
Visual/Performing Arts 0  
Other (specify) 0  

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

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? Yes No

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
SAT only
SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT
SAT Subject Tests

B. 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

C. Please indicate how your institution will use the SAT or ACT essay 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
Not using essay component

D. In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for academic advising? Yes    No
E. Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission    June 1
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 uses for placement (e.g., state tests):

SAT
ACT
SAT Subject Tests
AP
CLEP
Institutional Exam

State Exam (specify):  International Baccalaureate (IB)

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   78      Number submitting SAT scores 1,481
Percent submitting ACT scores   44      Number submitting ACT scores 840

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile Number of Students Mean
SAT Critical Reading 450 530 1,481 494
SAT Math 440 530 1,481 488
SAT Writing 430 520 1,472 477
SAT Essay        
ACT Composite 18 22 840 20
ACT Math 18 22 840 20
ACT English 17 22 840 20
ACT Writing        

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

  SAT Critical Reading # of Students Critical Reading SAT Math # of Students Math SAT Writing # of Students Writing
700-800 .3 5 .4 6 .2 3
600-699 7.1 105 8.3 123 4.8 70
500-599 36.9 546 31.9 473 30.6 450
400-499 52.2 773 54.7 810 55.4 816
300-399 3.5 52 4.6 68 9 133
200-299     .1 1    
  100% 1,481 100% 1,481 100% 1,472


  ACT Composite # of Students Composite ACT English # of Students English ACT Math # of Students Math
30-36 .4 3 1.8 15 .7 6
24-29 13.6 114 15.4 129 14.2 119
18-23 70.1 589 59.7 502 57.1 480
12-17 15.8 133 22.0 185 28.0 235
6-11 .1 1 1.1 9    
Below 6            
  100% 840 100% 840 100% 840


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 ______  
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class ______  
Percent in top half of high school graduating class ______ } Top half + bottom half = 100%
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class ______
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class ______  
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 3.75 and higher 8.4%
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74 11.2%
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 15.7%
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 20.8%
Percent who had between 2.50 and 2.99 32.2%
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49 11.4%
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 .3%
Percent who had GPA below 1.0  
  100%

C12. Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA: 3.06

Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: 96.5% (1,836/1,903)

Admission Policies

C13. Application fee

Does your institution have an application fee? Yes No
Amount of application fee:   $30.00    
Can it be waived for applicants with financial need? 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:  

Can on-line application fee be waived for applicants with financial need?     NO

C14. Application closing date

Does your institution have an application closing date? Yes  No
Application closing date (fall): June 1
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)

On a rolling basis beginning (date): June 1
By (date):  
Other:  

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

Must reply by (date):  
No set date:
Must reply by May 1 or within ___ weeks if notified thereafter
Other:  
Deadline for housing deposit (MMDD):  
Amount of housing deposit: $200 + $50 fee
Refundable if student does not enroll? Depends on Deadline Yes, in full
Yes, in part
No

C18. Deferred admission: Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission?
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?     Yes    No

C20. Common Application: Question removed from CDS. (Initiated during 2006-2007 cycle)

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    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 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: 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    No
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