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First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Admission

ApplicationsC1. 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 2004. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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 4721 Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied 5883   Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted 3680 Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted 4673   Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 1836 Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 15   Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 2096 Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 14 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? No If yes, please answer the questions below for fall 2004 admissions: Number of qualified applicants placed on waiting list   Number accepting a place on the waiting 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: x High school diploma is required and GED is accepted o High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted o 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 o Recommend o 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 22  
English 4  
Mathematics 3 High school students are encouraged to complete at least one year of mathematics beyond Algebra II.
Science 3  
Of these, units that must be lab    
Foreign language 2  
Social studies 3  
History    
Academic electives 5 One or more courses that develop computer literacy.
Other (specify): Fine or Performing Arts - 1 credit, Health - ½ credit and Physical Education – ½ credit 2  
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? 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) Selective admission all students
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 o o o o
Secondary school record x o o o
Class rank o o x o
Recommendation(s) o o x o
Standardized test scores x o o o
Essay o o o x
 
Nonacademic o o o o
Interview o o x o
Extracurricular activities o o x o
Talent/ability o o x o
Character/personal qualities o o x o
Alumni/ae relation o o x o
Geographical residence o o x o
State residency o o o x
Religious affiliation/commitment o o o x
Minority status o o x o
Volunteer work o o x o
Work experience o o o x
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 admissiondecisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants? Yes.
If yes, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution's policies for use in admission for Fall 2006.
 
  ADMISSION
Require Recommend Require for Some Consider If Submitted Not Used
SAT Reasoning Test only o o o o x
ACT only o o o o x
SAT Reasoning or ACT o o o o x
SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject Tests o o o o x
SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject Tests or ACT x o o o o
SAT Subject Tests only o o o o x
B. If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2006, please indicate which ONE of the following applies:
o ACT with Writing component required
o ACT without Writing component accepted.
x ACT with or without Writing component accepted
C. If your institution will make use of the new SAT Reasoning Test scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2006, please indicate which ONE of the following applies:
o  New SAT Reasoning Test required
x New SAT Reasoning Test or the "old" SAT I (administered prior to March 2005 and without a writing component) accepted
D. In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for placement or counseling? [formerly part of C8A]
Placement x Yes o  No
Counseling o  Yes x No
E. Does your institution use the SAT Reasoning or SAT Subject Tests or the ACT for placement only?
No.
If so, please mark the appropriate boxes below: [formerly part of C8B]
  PLACEMENT
Require Recommend Require for some
SAT Reasoning o o o
SAT Subject Tests o o o
ACT o o o
SAT Reasoning or ACT o o o
F. [formerly C8C]
 
Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission
February 15
 
Latest date by which SAT Subject Test scores must be received for fall-term admission
Not Applicable
 
G. [formerly C8D]
 
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):
The Architectural School Aptitude Test required of architecture application.
Freshman Profile
 
Provide percentages for ALL enrolled, degree-seeking, full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman)students enrolled in fall 2004, 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 2004 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 submitting SAT scores 30 Number submitting SAT scores 1196
Percent submitting ACT scores 91 Number submitting ACT scores 3609
  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Verbal 510 620
SAT Math 510 640
ACT Composite 21 27
ACT English 21 27
ACT Math 21 27
Percent of first-time, first-year (freshman) students with scores in each range:
  SAT Verbal SAT Math
700-800 5.35 8.36
600-699 28.18 30.77
500-599 46.82 43.65
400-499 18.48 15.97
300-399 1.09 1.25
200-299 .08 0
Total 100% 100%
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 8.76 13.47 9.42
24-29 43.81 40.76 46.3
18-23 46.16 42.01 38.22
2-17 1.27 3.74 5.96
6-11   .03  
Below 6      
  100% 100% 100%
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 26
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class 55
Percent in top half of high school graduating class 84 } Top half + bottom half = 100%.
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class 2
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class 16
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank: 74
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 87
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.99 13
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 0
Percent who had GPA below 1.0 0
  100%
 
C12. Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA:
3.53
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA:
96 %
Admission Policies
C13.Application fee
Does your institution have an application fee?
Yes
Amount of application fee:
$40 (Start Fall 2005)
Can it be waived for applicants with financial need?
No
C14. Application closing date
Does your institution have an application closing date?
Yes
Application closing date (fall): 
February 15
Priority date: 
February 15
C15. Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall? 
Yes
 
C16. Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only)
 
On a rolling basis beginning (date):
November 1
 
17. Reply policy for admitted applicants (fill in one only)
No set date
 
C18. Deferred admission: Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission? 
No
 
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? 
No
 
C20. Common Application: Will you accept the Common Application distributed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals if submitted?
No
 
If "yes," are supplemental forms required?
o Yes
o No
 
Is your college a member of the Common Application Group? 
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?
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 2004 entering class:
Number of earlydecision 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?
No
If "yes," please complete the following:

Early action closing date __________ 
Early action notification date __________