2004-05 Common Data Set

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

ApplicationsC1. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, no admission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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 recenteredscores. 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

9

16

4

24-29

34

32

31

18-23

51

41

42

12-17

6

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

8

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

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:

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