CDS 2003 First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Admission

Common Data Set 2003 C. First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Admission


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 2003. 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 (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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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 applied: 1,482
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women applied: 2,006
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men admitted: 1,401
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women admitted: 1,940
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled: 1,088
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled: 51
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled: 1,421
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled: 73

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?


Admission Requirements


C3. 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? 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 17.5  
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Of these, units that must be lab    
Foreign language    
Social studies 3  
Academic electives 4.5  

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?


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



Not considered

Secondary school record     X  
Class Rank     X  
Recommendation       X
Standardized test scores     X  
Essay       X
Interview       X
Extracurricular activities       X
Talent/ability       X
Character/personal qualities       X
First Generation       X
Alumni/ae relation       X
Geographical residence       X
State residency       X
Religious affiliation/commitment       X
Minority status       X
Volunteer work       X
Work experience       X

SAT and ACT Policies


Note: The SAT I is now called SAT Reasoning or the SAT and SAT II Tests are now called SAT Subject Tests.



Entrance exams

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

Please check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution's policies for use in admission.


  Require Recommend Require for some Consider if submitted Not used
SAT I          
SAT II          
SAT I or ACT - ACT preferred X        
Other (specify)          


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

Placement: Yes
Counseling: Yes


b. Does your institution use of the SATI or SAT II or the ACT for placement only? No. (ACT is used for Placement and Admission)

If so, please mark the appropriate boxes below:


  Require Recommend Require for some
SAT I      
SAT II      
SATI or ACT     X
International Students


c. Latest date by which SAT I or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission: Friday prior to regular registration

Freshman Profile


Provide percentages for all enrolled degree-seeking full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in Fall 2003, 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 2003 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 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 ACT scores: 99.8%
Number submitting ACT scores: 2,641
  25th percentile 75th percentile
ACT Composite 18 22
ACT English 17 23
ACT Math 16 21


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


  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.3% 2.2% 0.4%
24-29 12.8% 18.3% 11.2%
18-23 61.9% 52.0% 45.4%
12-17 24.7% 24.1% 42.7%
6-11 0.2% 3.4% 0.3%
below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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).

Information Not Available


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.

Information Not Available

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

Information Not Available

Admission Policies

C13. Application fee
Does your institution have an application fee? Yes
Amount of application fee: $20
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): July 15 (last day to apply without a late application fee)
Priority date: Not Applicable
C15. Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall? Yes
C16. Notification to applicants of admission decision sent: on a rolling basis beginning on September 1
C17. Reply policy for admitted applicants. No set date
C18. Deferred admission: Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission? Yes
If yes, maximum period of postponement: One 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
C20. Common application:
Will you accept the Common Application distributed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals if submitted? 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
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

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