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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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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 3,984
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied 4,895
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted 3,217
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted 4,033
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 1,699
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 16
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 1,993
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 10

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

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

C4. Does your institution require or recommend a general college-preparatory program for degree-seeking students? Require

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 22
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 3
Of these, units that must be lab    
Foreign language   2
Social studies 3 3
History    
Academic electives 7 4
Other (specify): Health (1/2) Physical Education (1/2) History and Appreciation of Visual, Performing Arts (1) 2 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        
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        
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

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

  ADMISSION
  Require Recommend Require for Some Consider If Submitted Not Used
SAT I o o o o o
ACT o o o o o
SAT I or ACT (no preference) x o o o o
SAT I or ACT--SAT I preferred o o o o o
SAT I or ACT--ACT preferred o o o o o
SAT I and SAT II o o o o o
SAT I and SAT II or ACT o o o o o
SAT II o o o o o

In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for placement or counseling?

Placement Yes
Counseling 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:

  PLACEMENT
Require Recommend Require for some
SAT I o o o
SAT II o o o
ACT o o o
SAT I or ACT o o o

C.Latest date by which SAT I or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission: February 15
      Latest date by which SAT II scores must be received for fall-term admission Not Applicable

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 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 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 submitting SAT scores 32
Number submitting SAT scores 1,178
Percent submitting ACT scores 90
Number submitting ACT scores 3,355

 

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT I Verbal 500 620
SAT I Math 510 630
ACT Composite 21 26
ACT English 21 27
ACT Math 20 27

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

  SAT I Verbal SAT I Math
700-800 7.56 6.37
600-699 30.56 27.84
500-599 43.89 43.89
400-499 16.47 19.61
300-399 1.53 2.29
200-299 0.00 0.00

 

  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 7.66 12.55 8.61
24-29 41.25 37.41 40.09
18-23 48.46 43.96 43.04
12-17 2.62 6.08 8.26
6-11 0.00 0.00 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 25.62
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class 54.00
Percent in top half of high school graduating class 84.12
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class 15.88
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class 2.59
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank: 76%

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 85.8
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.99 14.2
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: 3.50

Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: 94.4%

Admission Policies

C13. Application fee

Does your institution have an application fee? Yes
Amount of application fee: $30
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
By (date): __________
Other: __________

C17. Reply policy for admitted applicants 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?
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 2002 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? No