Institutional Research

2008-09 Common Data Set

Section C. First-time, First-year (Freshmen) Admission

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 2008. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, no admission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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 3,610
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied 4,335
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted 2,725
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted 3,429
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 1,045
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 35
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 1,272
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 25

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 2008 admissions:

Number of qualified applicants placed on waiting list  
Number accepting a place on the waiting list  
Number of wait-listed students admitted  
Is your waiting list ranked? Yes No
If yes, do you release that information to students? Yes No
Do you release that information to school counselors? Yes No

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 2  
Foreign language 1 2
Social Studies 1 2
History 2  
Academic electives 1  
Computer Science .5 .5
Visual/Performing Arts    
Other (explain)    

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 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(s)
Non-Academic        
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

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, please select the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution's policies for use in admission for Fall 2009.

  ADMISSIONS
  Require Recommend Require for some Consider if submitted Not used
SAT only
ACT only
SAT or ACT
SAT or SAT Subject Tests
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 2010, 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 without Writing component accepted     
ACT with or without Writing component accepted     

C. Please indicate how your institution will use the SAT or ACT writing 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     
No college policy as of now     
Not using essay component     


.In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for placement or counseling?

 

Placement Yes       No      
Counseling Yes       No      

E. 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:  
F. 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 2008, 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 2008 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. 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 32
Percent submitting ACT scores 85
Number submitting SAT scores   
Number submitting ACT scores   

 

  25th percentile 75th percentile
SAT Critical Reading 450 580
SAT Math 460 580
SAT Writing    
SAT Essay    
ACT Composite 20  26
ACT Math    
ACT English    
ACT Writing    

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

  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math SAT Writing
700-800 4% 3%
600-699 18% 19%
500-599 37% 38%
400-499 36% 36%
300-399 5% 5%
200-299 0 0

  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 9% 18% 6%
24-29 33% 29% 31%
18-23 52% 42% 43%
12-17 6% 11% 20%
6-11 0 0
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  
Percent in top half of high school graduating class  
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. 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 GPA of 3.75 or higher 23
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74 14
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 13
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 15
Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 24
Percent who had GPA between 2.00 and 2.49 10
Percent who had a GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 1
Percent who had a GPA below 1.0 0

C12.

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

Admission Policies

C13. Application Fee

Does your institution have an application fee? Yes       No      
Amount of application fee 25.00
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: Yes       No      
Free: Yes       No      
Reduced: Yes       No      
Can on-line application fee 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  
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:

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: Question removed from CDS.

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 2007 entering class:  
Number of applicants admitted under early decision plan for the Fall 2007 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  
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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