CDS 2005 First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Admission

Common Data Set 2005 C. First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Admission



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 2005. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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: 1,294
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women applied: 1,992

TOTAL

3,286
   
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men admitted: 1,220
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women admitted: 1,891

TOTAL

3,111
   
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled: 841
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled: 151

TOTAL

992
   
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled: 1,374
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled: 212

TOTAL

1,586

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 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 16.5  
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Of these, units that must be lab    
Foreign language 2  
Social studies 3  
History    
Academic electives    
Other (specify): Fine Arts Survey 1  
Other (specify): Computer 0.5  


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?

No


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
Rigor of secondary school record

X

     
Class Rank     X  
Academic GPA     X  
Standardized test scores

X

     
Application Essay       X
Recommendation       X
 
Nonacademic
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
Racial/ethnic status       X
Volunteer work       X
Work experience       X
Level of applicant's interest       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.

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

Please check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution's policies for use in admission for Fall 2007.

ADMISSION

  Require Recommend Require for some Consider if submitted Not used
SAT or ACT          
ACT only          
SAT only          
SAT and SAT Subject Tests          
SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT X        
SAT Subject Tests          
b. If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2007, please indicate which one of the following applies:

ACT with Writing component required
ACT without Writing component recommended
X ACT with or without Writing component accepted

c. Please indicate how your institution will use the SAT or ACT writing component; check all that apply:

For admission
For placement
For advising
In place of an application essay
As a validity check on the application
X No college policy as of now

d. In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for academic advising? Yes
e. Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission: Friday prior to regular registration
f. If necessary, use this space to clarify your test policies:
g. Please indicate which tests your institution uses for placement:

X SAT
X ACT
SAT Subject Tests
AP
CLEP
Institutional Exam
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 2005, 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 2005 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: 100%
Number submitting ACT scores: 2,237
  25th percentile 75th percentile
ACT Composite 19 23
ACT English 19 24
ACT Math 18 22

 

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

 

  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 1.2% 2.7% 0.7%
24-29 17.4% 25.4% 17.4%
18-23 72.7% 62.9% 58.6%
12-17 8.7% 8.7% 23.2%
6-11 0.0% 0.3% 0.0%
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).
Percent in top tenth of high school graduating class 8.7%
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class 27.6%
Percent in top half of high school graduating class 60.9%
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class 39.1%
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class 15.8%
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank 92.5%


 

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 3.75 and higher 9.3%
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74 10.2%
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 13.4%
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 18.3%
Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 31.1%
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49 16.0%
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 1.8%
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: 3.008
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: 93.9%




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
If you have an application fee and an on-line application option, policy for students who apply on line: Same fee
Can on-line application fee 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): August 15
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
Deadline for housing deposit: No deadline (open)
Amount of housing deposit: $150 for processing fee
Refundable if student does not enroll? No
 
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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