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

Applications

C1. 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 2013. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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 6,912
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied 8,833
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted 5,727
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted 7,300
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 1,780
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 11
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 1,916
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 19

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 2011 admissions:

Number of qualified applicants offered a 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?
Do you release that information to school counselors?

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  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Of these, units that must be lab 1
2
Foreign language   1
Social studies 3 4
History    
Academic electives    
Computer Science    
Visual/Performing Arts    
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 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
Rigor of secondary school record
Class rank
Academic GPA
Standardized test scores
Application essay
Recommendation(s)
Nonacademic Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
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

A. 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, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institutions policies for use in admission for Fall 2014.

  Require Recommend Require for Some Consider if Submitted Not Used
SAT or ACT
ACT only
SAT only
SAT 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 2014, 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:
  SAT essay ACT essay
For admission
For placement
For advising
In place of application essay
As a validity check on the application essay
No college policy as of now
Not using essay component

D. In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for academic advising?
Yes No
E. Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission: February 1
Latest date by which SAT Subject Test scores must be received for fall-term admission

F. 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):
G. Please indicate which tests your institution uses for placement (e.g. state tests):
SAT
ACT
SAT Subject tests
AP
CLEP
Institutional exam
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 2013, 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 2013 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.

  Percent Number
submitting SAT scores 17% 617
submitting ACT scores 83% 3,108

 

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 520 620
SAT Math 540 650
SAT Writing
510
620
SAT Essay    
ACT Composite 24 30
ACT Math 23 28
ACT English 24 32
ACT Writing
6
8

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

  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math SAT Writing
700-800 8.27% 11.83% 6.00%
600-699 26.58% 37.12% 30.15%
500-599 52.03% 41.00% 45.06%
400-499 12.32% 9.24% 17.34%
300-399 0.81% 0.65% 1.46%
200-299 0.00% 0.16% 0.00%

  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 28.09% 37.84% 17.37%
24-29 52.77% 41.76% 54.63%
18-23 18.82% 19.43% 24.52%
12-17 0.32% 0.93% 3.47%
6-11 0.00% 0.03% 0.00%
Below 6 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

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 29%
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class 60%
Percent in top half of high school graduating class 86%
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class 14%
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class 2%
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshmen) students who submitted high school class rank: 54%

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 3.75 and higher 53.60%
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74 18.14%
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 13.04%
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 9.90%
Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 4.99%
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49 0.30%
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 0.03%
Percent who had GPA below 1.0 0.00%

C12. Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA: 3.74

Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: 100.00%

Admission Policies

C13. Application Fee

Does your institution have an application fee?
Yes No
Amount of application fee: $50 ($60 International)
Can it be waived for applicants with financial need?
Yes No
If you have an application fee and an online application option:
Same fee Free Reduced
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): June 1
Priority date: February 1

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): October 15 (Early Action)
By (date): February 15
Other: November 15, December 15, February 15 (Regular Decisions)

C17. Reply policy for admitted applicants (fill in one only)

Must reply by (date): May 1
No set date:
Must reply by May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified thereafter
Other:
Deadline for housing deposit (MMDD): application point
Amount of housing deposit: $300 ($50 application fee, $250 prepayment)
Refundable if student does not enroll?

Yes, in full Yes, in part ($250) No

C18. Deferred admission

Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission?
Yes No

If yes, maximum period of postponement: 1 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 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:   

For the Fall 2013 entering class:

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: October 1
Early action notification date: October 15
Is your early action plan a "restrictive" plan under which you limit students from applying to other early plans
Yes No

Last Updated: 02/07/2014

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