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C. First-time, First-year (Freshman) Admission

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First-time, first-year, (freshmen) students: Provide the number of degree-seeking, first-time, first-year students 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 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution). Admitted applicants should include wait-listed students who were subsequently offered admission.

C1 Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who applied 2257
C1 Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied 5104
C1 Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted 768
C1 Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted 1071
C1 Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 274
C1 Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled  
C1 Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 366
C1 Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled  

Freshman wait-listed students (students who met admission requirements but whose final admission was contingent on space availability)

  Yes No
C2 Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list? X  

If yes, please answer the questions below for fall 2008 admissions:

C2 Number of qualified applicants offered a placed on waiting list 1342
C2 Number accepting a place on the waiting list 550
C2 Number of wait-listed students admitted 80
C2 Is your waiting list ranked? no
C2 If yes, do you release that information to students?
C2 Do you release that information to school counselors?

Admission Requirements

High school completion requirement

C3 High school diploma is required and GED is accepted X
C3 High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted  
C3 High school diploma or equivalent is not required  

Does your institution require or recommend a general college-preparatory program for degree-seeking students?

C4 Require  
C4 Recommend X
C4 Neither require nor recommend  

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.

C5   Units Required Units Recommended
C5 Total academic units 16 20
C5 English   4
C5 Mathematics   4
C5 Science   4
C5 Of these, units that must be
lab
  3
C5 Foreign language   4
C5 Social studies   4
C5 History    
C5 Academic electives   2
C5 Computer Science    
C5 Visual/Performing Arts    
C5 Other (specify)    

Basis for Selection

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:

C6 Open admission policy as described above for all students  
C6 Open admission policy as described above for most students, but--  
C6    selective admission for out-of-state students  
C6    selective admission to some programs  
C6    other (explain)  

Relative importance of each of the following academic and nonacademic factors in first-time, first-year, degree-seeking (freshman) admission decisions.

C7   Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
C7 Academic
C7 Rigor of secondary school record X      
C7 Class rank   X    
C7 Academic GPA   X    
C7 Standardized test scores   X    
C7 Application Essay   X    
C7 Recommendation(s)   X    
C7 Nonacademic
C7 Interview     X  
C7 Extracurricular activities     X  
C7 Talent/ability     X  
C7 Character/personal qualities   X    
C7 First generation     X  
C7 Alumni/ae relation     X  
C7 Geographical residence     X  
C7 State residency       X
C7 Religious affiliation/commitment       X
C7 Racial/ethnic status     X  
C7 Volunteer work     X  
C7 Work experience     X  
C7 Level of applicant’s interest X

SAT and ACT Policies

Entrance exams

  Yes No
C8A Does your institution make use of SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Test scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants? X

If yes, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution’s policies for use in admission for Fall 2010.

C8A   ADMISSION
C8A   Require Recommend Require for Some Consider if Submitted Not Used
C8A SAT or ACT          
C8A ACT only          
C8A SAT only          
C8A SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT X        
C8A SAT Subject Tests only          

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):

C8B ACT with Writing Component required X
C8B ACT with Writing component recommended  
C8B ACT with or without Writing component accepted  

Please indicate how your institution will use the SAT or ACT writing component; check all that apply:

C8C SAT essay ACT essay
C8C For admission X X
C8C For placement    
C8C For advising    
C8C In place of an application essay    
C8C As a validity check on the application essay    
C8C No college policy as of now    
C8C Not using essay component    

In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for academic advising?

C8D   Yes No
X
C8E Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission January
C8E Latest date by which SAT Subject Test scores must be received for fall-term admission January

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):

Please indicate which tests your institution uses for placement (e.g., state tests):

C8G SAT  
C8G ACT  
C8G SAT Subject Tests X
C8G AP  
C8G CLEP  
C8G Institutional Exam  
C8G State Exam (specify):  

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.

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, 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.

C9 Percent submitting SAT scores 85% Number submitting SAT scores 544
C9 Percent submitting ACT scores 30% Number submitting ACT scores 194
C9   25th Percentile 75th Percentile
C9 SAT Critical Reading 670 750
C9 SAT Math 650 720
SAT Writing 660 750
SAT Essay    
C9 ACT Composite 29 33
C9 ACT Math    
C9 ACT English    
C9 ACT Writing    

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

C9   SAT Critical Reading SAT Math SAT Writing
C9 700-800 57% 43% 54%
C9 600-699 38% 52% 39%
C9 500-599 5% 5% 7%
C9 400-499 0% 0% 0%
C9 300-399 0% 0% 0%
C9 200-299 0% 0% 0%
Totals should = 100% 100% 100% 100%
C9   ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
C9 30-36 72%    
C9 24-29 28%    
C9 18-23      
C9 12-17      
C9 6-11      
C9 Below 6      
Totals should = 100% 100.00% 0% 0%

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).

C10 Percent in top tenth of high school graduating class 70%
C10 Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class 96%
C10 Percent in top half of high school graduating class 99% Top half +
C10 Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class 1% bottom half = 100%
C10 Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class 0%
C10 66  

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.

C11 Percent who had GPA of 3.75 and higher 55%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74 30%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 12%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 3%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99  
C11 Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49  
C11 Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99  
C11 Percent who had GPA below 1.0  
Totals should = 100% 100%
C12 Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA: 3.75
C12 Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: 99%

Admission Policies

Application Fee

C13   Yes No
C13 Does your institution have an application fee? X  
C13 Amount of application fee: $60.00
C13   Yes No
C13 Can it be waived for applicants with financial need? X  

If you have an application fee and an on-line application option, please indicate policy for students who apply on-line:

C13 Same fee: X
C13 Free:  
C13 Reduced:  
C13   Yes No
C13 Can on-line application fee be waived for applicants with financial need? X  

Application closing date

C14   Yes No
C14 Does your institution have an application closing date? X  
C14 Application closing date (fall): 1/1
C14 Priority date:  
C15   Yes No
C15 Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall?   X

Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only)

C16 On a rolling basis beginning (date):  
C16 By (date): 4/1
C16 Other:  

Reply policy for admitted applicants (fill in one only)

C17 Must reply by (date):  
C17 No set date:  
C17 Must reply by May 1 or within _2_ weeks if notified thereafter X
C17 Other:
C17 Deadline for housing deposit (MM/DD): NA
C17 Amount of housing deposit: NA
C17 Refundable if student does not enroll?
C17 Yes, in full  
C17 Yes, in part  
C17 No  

Deferred admission

C18   Yes No
C18 Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission? X  
C18 If yes, maximum period of postponement:  

Early admission of high school students

C19   Yes No
C19 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?   X
C20 Common Application Question removed from CDS. (Initiated during 2006-2007 cycle)

Early Decision and Early Action Plans

Early Decision

C21   Yes No
C21 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? X  

If “yes,” please complete the following:

C21 First or only early decision plan closing date 11/15
C21 First or only early decision plan notification date 12/15
C21 Other early decision plan closing date 1/1
C21 Other early decision plan notification date 2/1
C21 For the Fall 2008 entering class:
C21 Number of early decision applications received by your institution 582
C21 Number of applicants admitted under early decision plan 223
C21 Please provide significant details about your early decision plan:

Early action

C22   Yes No
C22 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?   X

If “yes,” please complete the following:

C22 Early action closing date  
C22 Early action notification date  

Is your early action plan a “restrictive” plan under which you limit students from applying to other early plans?

C22 Yes No
C22