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First-Time, First-Year (Freshmen) Admissions

C. First-Time, First-Year (Freshmen) Admissions
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 2009. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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.
C1 Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who applied 5354
C1 Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied 6841
C1 Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted 4046
C1 Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted 4920
C1 Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 2006
C1 Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 29
C1 Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 2105
C1 Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 13
C2 Freshman wait-listed students (students who met admission requirements but whose final admission was contingent on space availability)
    Yes No
C2 Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list?   X
C2 If yes, please answer the questions below for fall 2009 admissions:    
C2 Number of qualified applicants offered a placed on waiting list    
C2 Number accepting a place on the waiting list    
C2 Number of wait-listed students admitted    
C2 Is your waiting list ranked?    
C2 If yes, do you release that information to students?    
C2 Do you release that information to school counselors?    
 
Admission Requirements
C3 High school completion requirement  
C3 High school diploma is required and GED is accepted X
C3 High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted  
C3 High school diploma or equivalent is not required  
C4 Does your institution require or recommend a general college-preparatory program for degree-seeking students?  
C4 Require X
C4 Recommend  
C4 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.
C5   Units Required Units Recommended
C5 Total academic units 22 22
C5 English 4 4
C5 Mathematics 3 4
C5 Science 3 4
C5 Of these, units that must be 
lab
   
C5 Foreign language 2 2
C5 Social studies 3 3
C5 History    
C5 Academic electives 5 3
C5 Computer Science    
C5 Visual/Performing Arts    
C5 Other (specify) .5 (Health); .5 (Physical Education); 1 (History and Appreciation of Visual, Performing Arts) .5 (Health); .5 (Physical Education); 1 (History and Appreciation of Visual, Performing Arts)
 
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:
C6 Open admission policy as described above for all students
C6 Open admission policy as described above for most students, but--
C6     selective admission for out-of-state students
C6     selective admission to some programs
C6 other (explain)
C7 Relative importance of each of the following academic and nonacademic factors in first-time, first-year, degree-seeking (freshman) admission decisions.
C7   Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
C7 Academic        
C7 Rigor of secondary school record X      
C7 Class rank     X  
C7 Academic GPA X      
C7 Standardized test scores X      
C7 Application Essay     X  
C7 Recommendation(s)     X  
C7 Nonacademic        
C7 Interview     X  
C7 Extracurricular activities     X  
C7 Talent/ability     X  
C7 Character/personal qualities     X  
C7 First generation       X
C7 Alumni/ae relation     X  
C7 Geographical residence     X  
C7 State residency       X
C7 Religious affiliation/commitment       X
C7 Racial/ethnic status     X  
C7 Volunteer work     X  
C7 Work experience       X
C7 Level of applicant's interest       X
 
SAT and ACT Policies
C8 Entrance exams
    Yes No
C8A Does your institution make use of SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Test scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants? X  
C8A If yes, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution's policies for use in admission for Fall 2011 .
C8A   ADMISSION
C8A   Require Recommend Require for Some Consider if Submitted Not Used
C8A SAT or ACT X        
C8A ACT only          
C8A SAT only          
C8A SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT          
C8A SAT Subject Tests only          
C8B If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2010 , please indicate which ONE of the following applies: (regardless of whether the writing score will be used in the admissions process):
C8B ACT with Writing Component required  
C8B ACT with Writing component recommended  
C8B ACT with or without Writing component accepted X
C8C Please indicate how your institution will use the SAT or ACT writing component; check all that apply:
C8C   SAT essay ACT essay
C8C For admission    
C8C For placement    
C8C For advising    
C8C In place of an application essay    
C8C As a validity check on the application essay    
C8C No college policy as of now X X
C8C Not using essay component    
C8D In addition , does your institution use applicants' test scores for academic advising?
C8D   Yes No
    X  
C8E Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission 2/15
C8E Latest date by which SAT Subject Test scores must be received for fall-term admission  
C8F 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):
C8F The Architectural School Aptitude Test is required for Architecture Applicants.
C8G Please indicate which tests your institution uses for placement (e.g., state tests):
    Yes No
C8G SAT X  
C8G ACT X  
C8G SAT Subject Tests    
C8G AP    
C8G CLEP    
C8G Institutional Exam    
C8G 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 2009, 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 2009 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.
C9 Percent submitting SAT scores 22% Number submitting SAT scores 906
C9 Percent submitting ACT scores 94% Number submitting ACT scores 3906
C9   25th Percentile 75th Percentile
C9 SAT Critical Reading 490 610
C9 SAT Math 490 640
C9 SAT Writing 480 600
C9 SAT Essay    
C9 ACT Composite 22 28
C9 ACT Math 20 27
C9 ACT English 21 28
C9 ACT Writing 21 27
C9 Percent of first-time, first-year (freshman) students with scores in each range:
C9   SAT Critical Reading SAT Math SAT Writing
C9 700-800 5.65% 8.30% 4.65%
C9 600-699 25.25% 31.86% 22.59%
C9 500-599 41.64% 34.73% 40.86%
C9 400-499 24.14% 22.68% 28.02%
C9 300-399 2.99% 2.32% 3.44%
C9 200-299 0.33% 0.11% 0.44%
  Totals should = 100% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
C9   ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
C9 30-36 12.70% 18.05% 11.93%
C9 24-29 44.72% 38.07% 42.55%
C9 18-23 40.63% 38.33% 36.23%
C9 12-17 1.95% 5.30% 9.29%
C9 6-11   0.25%  
C9 Below 6      
  Totals should = 100% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
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).
C10 Percent in top tenth of high school graduating class 27%  
C10 Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class 56%  
C10 Percent in top half of high school graduating class 84% Top half +
C10 Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class 16% bottom half = 100%
C10 Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class 3%  
C10 Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshmen) students who submitted high school class rank: 59%
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.
C11 Percent who had GPA of 3.75 and higher 29.18%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74 18.89%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 17.38%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 14.34%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 15.74%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49 4.28%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 0.19%
C11 Percent who had GPA below 1.0  
  Totals should = 100% 100.00%
C12 Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA: 3.40
C12 Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: 99.60%
 
Admission Policies
C13 Application Fee
C13 Does your institution have an application fee? Yes
C13 Amount of application fee: $50.00
C13 Can it be waived for applicants with financial need? Yes
C13 If you have an application fee and an on-line application option, please indicate policy for students who apply on-line:
C13 Same fee: Yes
C13 Free:  
C13 Reduced:  
C13 Can on-line application fee be waived for applicants with financial need? Yes
C14 Application closing date  
C14 Does your institution have an application closing date? Yes
C14 Application closing date (fall): 2/15
C14 Priority date: 2/15
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)
C16 On a rolling basis beginning (date): 10/1
C16 By (date):  
C16 Other:  
C17 Reply policy for admitted applicants (fill in one only)
C17 Must reply by (date):  
C17 No set date: X
C17 Must reply by May 1 or within _____ weeks if notified thereafter  
C17 Other:  
C17 Deadline for housing deposit (MM/DD):
C17 Amount of housing deposit: $50.00
C17 Refundable if student does not enroll?
C17 Yes, in full  
C17 Yes, in part X
C17 No  
C18 Deferred admission
C18 Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission? Yes
C18 If yes, maximum period of postponement: 1 Year
C19 Early admission of high school students Yes
C19 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 Question removed from CDS. (Initiated during 2006-2007 cycle)
 
Early Decision and Early Action Plans
C21 Early Decision
C21 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
C21 If "yes," please complete the following:  
C21 First or only early decision plan closing date  
C21 First or only early decision plan notification date  
C21 Other early decision plan closing date  
C21 Other early decision plan notification date  
C21 For the Fall 2009 entering class:  
C21 Number of early decision applications received by your institution  
C21 Number of applicants admitted under early decision plan  
C21 Please provide significant details about your early decision plan:
C22 Early action
C22 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
C22 If "yes," please complete the following:  
C22 Early action closing date  
C22 Early action notification date  
C22 Is your early action plan a "restrictive" plan under which you limit students from applying to other early plans?
C22   Yes No
C22