Section C. First-time, First-year (Freshmen) 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 2002. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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 first-time, first-year (freshman) men who applied
6,264

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

7,000

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

5,043
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted
5,951

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

1,963

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

20

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

2,184

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

17

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 2002 admissions:
Number of qualified applicants placed on waiting list: _____
Number accepting a place on the wait list: _____
Number of wait-listed students admitted: _____
Admission Requirements

C3. High school completion requirement

Check the appropriate box to identify your high school completion requirement 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?
  • Required
  • Recommended
  • Neither required or recommended

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
12
15
English
4
4
Mathematics
3
3
Science
2
3
Of these, units that must be lab
 
 
Foreign language
 
2
Social studies
3
4
History
 
 
Academic electives
 
 
Other (specify)
 
 

(NOTE: Mathematics must include Algebra I, Algebra II, and either geometry, trigonometry, calculus or analysis. Science must include biology and a physical science)

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 No

C7. Relative importance of each of the following academic and nonacademic factors in your first-time, first-year degree-seeking (freshman) admission decisions.

Academic
Very Important
Important
Considered
Not Considered
Secondary school record
Class rank
Recommendation(s)
Standardized test scores
Essay
Nonacademic
Very Important
Important
Considered
Not Considered
Interview
Extracurricular activities
Talent/ability
Character/personal qualities
Alumni relation
Geographical residence
State residency
Religious affiliation/commitment
Minority status
Volunteer work
Work experience
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?
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
SAT I or ACT -- ACT preferred
SAT I or SAT II
SAT I and SAT II or ACT
SAT II
B. Does your institution use applicants' test scores for placement or counseling?
Placement Yes No
Counseling Yes No

C. Latest date by which SAT I or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission: August 1

Freshman Profile

Provide percentages for ALL enrolled, degree-seeking, full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in fall 2002, 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 2002 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 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 Number
submitting SAT scores 31 1,290
submitting ACT scores 69 2,894

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT I Verbal 490 600
SAT I Math 510 610
ACT Composite 21 26
ACT English 21 27
ACT Math 19 26

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

  SAT I Verbal SAT I Math
700-800 3.5 5.9
600-699 22.7 26.1
500-599 47.2 49.7
400-499 25.4 17.4
300-399 1.2 0.9
200-299 0.0 0.0

  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36
7.0
7.0
11.0
24-29
43.7
37.0
39.7
18-23
47.2
45.0
42.8
12-17
2.1
11.1
6.5
6-11
0.0
0.0
0.0
Below 6
0.0
0.0
0.0

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 28.6
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class 52.4
Percent in top half of high school graduating class 82.8
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class 17.2
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class 2.8
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank 61.6

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 or 3.0 or higher 80.6
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.99 19.4
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 0.0
Percent who had GPA below 1.0 0.0

C12. Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA: 3.54

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?
Yes No

Amount of application fee: $25.00 ($50.00 for international students)

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): approx. August 1 (3 weeks prior to start of semester)
Priority date:__________ 

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) Continuous
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 4 weeks if notified thereafter until capacity is reached 
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
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: Nov. 1
First or only early decision plan notification date: Rolling

Other early decision plan closing date: _____
Other early decision plan notification date: _____

Number of early decision applications received by your institution: _____
Number of applicants admitted under early decision plan: _____

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: Three Weeks prior to start of semester.
Early action notification date: Continuous

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