C. First-Time, First-year (Freshman) Admission
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 2011. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, non-admission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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||2,585|
|Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied||4,049|
|Total first-time, first-year (freshman) who applied||6,634|
|Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted||1,429|
|Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted||2,208|
|Total first-time, first-year (freshman) who were admitted||3,637|
|Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled||779|
|Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled||24|
|Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled||1,152|
|Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled||36|
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 2011 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?
- If yes, do you release that information to students?
- Do you release that information to school counselors?
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?
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||17|
|Of these, units that must be lab||2|
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|
|Rigor of secondary school record|
|Standardized test scores|
|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 2013.
|Require||Recommend||Require for Some||Consider If Submitted||Not Used|
|SAT or ACT|
|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 2013, please indicate which ONE of the following applies (regardless of whether the writing score will be used in the
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|
|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 Subject Tests|
Provide percentages for ALL enrolled, degree-seeking, full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in Fall 2011, 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 2011 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 67 Number submitting SAT scores 1,331
Percent submitting ACT scores 38 Number submitting ACT scores 757
|25th Percentile||75th Percentile||Number of Students||Mean|
|SAT Critical Reading||450||540||1,331||499|
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|
|ACT Composite||# of Students Composite||ACT English||# of Students English||ACT Math||# of Students Math|
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||9.6%|
|Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74||11.8%|
|Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49||15.5%|
|Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24||17.1%|
|Percent who had between 2.50 and 2.99||33.1%|
|Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49||12.6%|
|Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99||.3%|
|Percent who had GPA below 1.0||0%|
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: 97.2% (1,936/1,991)
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:
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|
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|
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|
|Deadline for housing deposit (MMDD):||"Rolling"|
|Amount of housing deposit:||$150|
|Refundable if student does not enroll?||Yes, in full
Yes, in part
C18. Deferred admission: Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission?
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 2011 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?