Institutional Research

2004-05 Common Data Set

Section C. First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Admission (2004-2005)

Applications

C1. First-time, first-year (freshman) students:
Provide the number of degree-seeking first-time, first-year 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 include all students who fulfilled the requirements for consideration for admission (including payment or waiving of the application fee, if any) and who have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, no admission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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

3,157

Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied

3,842

Total first-time, first-year (freshman) who applied

 

Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted

2,551

Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted

3,072

Total first-time, first-year (freshman) who were admitted

 

Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled

1,065

Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled

1,262

Total full-time, first-time , first-year (freshman) who enrolled

 

Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled

29

Total part-time, first-time , first-year (freshman) women who enrolled

24

Total part-time, first-time , first-year (freshman) who enrolled

 

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      

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
High school
completion requirement(s) 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 equivalent). If you use a different system for calculating units, please convert.

 

Units required

Units recommended

Total academic units

15

 

English

4

 

Mathematics

3

4

Science

3

4

   -of these, units that must be lab

3

 

Foreign language

1

2

Social Studies

1

2

History

2

 

Academic electives

1

 

Other:

 

 


Basis for Selection

C6. 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)

admission is NOT open 

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

Class rank

Recommendations

Standardized test scores

Essays

Non-Academic

 

 

 

 

Interview

Extracurricular activities

Talent/ability

Character/personal qualities

Alumni/ae relation

Geographical residence

State residency

Religious affiliation/commitment

Minority status

Volunteer work

Work experience

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

Does your institution make use of SAT Reasoning Test, ACT, or SAT Subject Test scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year degree-seeking applicants?

Yes       No      

If yes, please select the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution's policies for use in admission.

 

ADMISSIONS

 

Require

Recommend

Require for some

Consider if submitted

Not used

SAT Reasoning Test only

ACT Only

SAT Reasoning or ACT

SAT Reasoning or 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     

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?

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:

 

PLACEMENT

 

Require

Recommend

Require for some

SAT Reasoning

SAT Subject Tests

ACT

SAT Reasoning or ACT

 

F. Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission:

04/01

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

 

G. If necessary, use this space to clarify your test policies (e.g. if tests recommended for some students, or if tests not required of some students):

  

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, first-time, first-year (freshman) degree-seeking 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

21 

Percent submitting ACT scores

78 

Number submitting SAT scores

485 

Number submitting ACT scores

1,771 

 

 

25th percentile

75th percentile

SAT I Verbal

  

  

SAT I Math

  

  

ACT Composite

20 

26 

ACT English

20 

27 

ACT Math

18 

25 

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

16 

24-29

34 

32 

31 

18-23

51 

41 

42 

12-17

11 

23 

6-11

  

  

  

below 6

  

  

  


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

 

Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class

46 

Percent in top half of high school graduating class

75 

Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class

25 

Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class

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

58 

C11. Percent 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 a GPA of 3.0 or higher

66

Percent who had a GPA between 2.0 and 2.99

33 

Percent who had a GPA between 1.0 and 1.99

Percent who had a GPA below 1.0

C12.

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

3.20 

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

99

Admission Policies

C13. Application Fee

Does your institution have an application fee?

Yes       No      

Amount of application fee

25  

Can it be waived for applicants with financial need?

Yes       No      

C14. Application Closing Date

Does your institution have an application closing date?

Yes       No      

Application closing date (Fall)

07/20

Priority date

06/15

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)

10/01

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

 

C18. Deferred admission:

Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission?

Yes       No      

If yes, maximum period of postponement:

 

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

Will you accept the Common Application distributed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals if submitted?

Yes     No

If "yes," are supplemental forms required?

Yes     No

Is your college a member of the Common Application Group?

Yes     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     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

 

Number of early decision applicants received by your institution for the Fall 2004 entering class:

 

Number of applicants admitted under early decision plan for the Fall 2004 entering class:

 

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

 

Rolling   Not Rolling  

 

 

 

 

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