Facts

Drop Shadow

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

Applications

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 2001. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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.

Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshmen) men who applied: 2,457
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshmen) women who applied: 4,245

Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshmen) men who were admitted: 1,128
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshmen) women who were admitted: 2,250

Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshmen) men who enrolled: 357
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshmen) men who enrolled: 1

Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled: 646
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled: 0


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?   X Yes _ No
If yes, please answer the questions below for fall 2001 admissions:

Number of qualified applicants offered a place on the waiting list: 595
Number accepting a place on the waiting list: 104
Number of wait-listed students admitted: 26

Admission Requirements

C3. High school completion requirement

Check the appropriate box to identify your high school completion requirement for degree-seeking entering students.

X 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?

X 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 its equivalent). If you use a different system for calculating units, please convert.

  Units
Required
Units
Recommended
Total academic units   20
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   4
— Of these, units that must be lab    4
Foreign language   4
Social studies   4
History    
Computer science    
Visual/performing arts    
Academic electives    
Other (specify)    

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?   _ Yes X No

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 X      
Class rank     X  
Recommendation(s)      
Standardized test scores X      
Essay   X    
Nonacademic
Interview       X
Extracurricular activities   X    
Talent/ability     X  
Character/personal qualities     X  
Alumni/ae relation     X  
Geographical residence       X
State residency       X
Religious affiliation/commitment     X  
Minority status     X  
Volunteer work     X  
Work experience     X  

SAT and ACT Policies

C8. Entrance exams
a. Does your institution make use of SAT I, SAT II, or ACT scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants?   X Yes _ No

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

  Require Recommend Require
for Some
Consider
If Submitted
Not Used
SAT I          
ACT          
SAT I or ACT (no preference)          
SAT I or ACT–SAT I preferred X        
SAT I or ACT–ACT preferred          
SAT I and SAT II          
SAT I and SAT II or ACT          
SAT II   X      

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

Placement X Yes _ No
Counseling X Yes _ No
 

b. Does your institution use the SAT I or II or the ACT for placement only? If so, please mark the appropriate boxes below:

  Require Recommend Require for Some
SAT I      
SAT II     X
ACT      
SAT I or ACT      

c. Latest date by which SAT I or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission: March 1
Latest date by which SAT II scores must be received for fall-term admission: N/A

d. 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 for some students):   Sat II Writing required for English placement only. AP English (language or literature) with a grade of 4 or 5 may also be used for placement.

Freshman Profile
Provide percentages for ALL enrolled degree-seeking full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in fall 2001, 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 2001 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. 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 96%   Number submitting SAT scores 968
Percent submitting ACT scores 41%   Number submitting ACT scores 408
 
  25th
percentile
75th
percentile
SAT Verbal 530 620
SAT Math 540 640
ACT Composite   22 27
ACT English NA NA
ACT Math NA NA

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


SAT
Verbal
SAT
Math
700-800   5% 5%
600-699 35% 43%
500-599 47% 41%
400-499 13% 10%
300-399 1% 1%
200-299 0% 0%

  ACT
Composite
ACT
English
ACT
Math
30-36   8% NA NA
24-29 56% NA NA
18-23 33% NA NA
12-17 3% NA NA
6-11 0% NA NA
below 6   0% NA NA

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 44%
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class 80%
Percent in top half of high school graduating class 97%
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class 3%
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class 0%
 
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students
who submitted high school class rank:
73%

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 3.0 and higher 96%
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.99 4%
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 0%
Percent who had GPA GPA below 1.0 0%

C12. Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA: 3.73

Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: 100%

Admission Policies

C13.

Application fee

Does your institution have an application fee?   X Yes _ No
Amount of application fee?   $55
Can it be waived for applicants with financial need?  X Yes _ No

C14. Application closing date

Does your institution have an application closing date?  X Yes _ No
Application closing date (fall): January 5
Priority date: January 5

C15. Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall?   X Yes _ No

C16. Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only)

On a rolling basis beginning (date) _____
By (date) April 15
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 two weeks if notified thereafter:  X
Other:  _____

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

C20. Common application: Will you accept the Common Application distributed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals if submitted?   _ Yes X 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 X No

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?   X Yes _ No

If "yes," please complete the following:
Early action closing date:   November 15
Early action notification date:   January 31