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Common Data Set C: First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Admission (2013-2014)

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 2013. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, no admission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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 9,717
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied 13,318
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) who applied 23,035
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted 6,418
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted 8,426
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) who were admitted 14,844
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 2,224
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 2,779
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) who enrolled 5,003
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 27
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 16
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) who enrolled 43

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 2013 admissions:

Number of qualified applicants placed on waiting list 1,903
Number accepting a place on the waiting list 0
Number of wait-listed students admitted 3



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 18  
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
   -of these, units that must be lab 3  
Foreign language 2  
Social Studies 2  
History 1  
Academic electives 1  
Computer Science    
Visual/Performing Arts 1  
Other: PE or ROTC 1  


 

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)  

 

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
Academic GPA
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Essays
Non-Academic        
Interview
Extracurricular activities
Talent/ability
Character/personal qualities
First generation
Alumni/ae relation
Geographical residence
State residency
Religious affiliation/commitment
Minority status
Volunteer work
Work experience
Level of applicant interest

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

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, please select the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution's policies for use in admission for Fall 2014.

  ADMISSIONS
  Require Recommend Require for some Consider if submitted Not used
SAT Reasoning Test only
ACT Only
SAT Reasoning or ACT (no preference)
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 2014, 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. Please indicate how your institution will use the SAT essay or ACT essay component: check all that apply.

  SAT Essay ACT Essay
For admission
For placement
For advising
In place of an 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 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: 02/01
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 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, first-time, first-year (freshman) degree-seeking 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. 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 submitting SAT scores 85
Percent submitting ACT scores 62
Number submitting SAT scores 4,309
Number submitting ACT scores 3,145

  25th percentile 75th percentile
SAT I Critical Reading 540 630
SAT I Math 550 650
ACT Composite 24 29
ACT English    
ACT Math    

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

  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 8 10
600-699 35 44
500-599 48 40
400-499 9 7
300-399 0 0
200-299 0 0

  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 18      
24-29 59      
18-23 23      
12-17 0      
6-11 0      
below 6 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 30
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class 66
Percent in top half of high school graduating class 94
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class 6
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: 71

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 3.75 or higher 79
Percent who had a GPA between 3.50 and 3.74 12
Percent who had a GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 6
Percent who had a GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 2
Percent who had a GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 1
Percent who had a GPA between 2.00 and 2.49 0
Percent who had a GPA between 1.00 and 1.99 0
Percent who had a GPA below 1.00 0

C12.

Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshman) students who submitted GPA: 4.15
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: 71



Admission Policies

C13. Application Fee

Does your institution have an application fee? Yes       No      
Amount of application fee $50  
Can it be waived for applicants with financial need? Yes       No      


If you have an application fee and an online application option, indicate policy for students who apply online:
Same fee
Free
Reduced


Can online 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) 12/01
Priority date 12/01

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)  
By (date) 03/15
Other  

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

Must reply by (date) 05/01
No set date
Must reply by May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter
Other  
Deadline for housing deposit (MM/DD): 06/01
Amount of housing deposit: $150
Refundable if student does not enroll? Yes, in full     Yes, in part     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

C20. Common application: Question removed from CDS.

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 2013 entering class:  
Number of applicants admitted under early decision plan for the Fall 2013 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 10/15
Early action notification date 12/15


Is your early action plan a "restrictive" plan under which you limit students from applying to other early plans? Yes       No      

 

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