CDS 2010 First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Admission

Common Data Set 2010 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 2010. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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: 1,631
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women applied: 2,164

TOTAL

3,795
   
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men admitted: 1,281
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women admitted: 1,806

TOTAL

3,081
   
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled: 1,001
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled: 59

TOTAL

1,060
   
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled: 1,394
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled: 87

TOTAL

1,481

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 17.5  
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Of these, units that must be lab    
Foreign language 2  
Social studies 3  
History    
Academic electives    
Computer Science 0.5  
Fine Art Survey 1  
Other: Mathematics or Science 1  


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

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 2010.

ADMISSION

  Require Recommend Require for some Consider if submitted Not used
SAT or ACT X        
ACT only          
SAT only          
SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT          
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 2010, 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 ACT essay component; check all that apply:

For admission
For placement
For advising
In place of an application essay
As a validity check on the application
No college policy as of now
X Not using essay component

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: August 1
f. If necessary, use this space to clarify your test policies:
g. Please indicate which tests your institution uses for placement:

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 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 2010 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 critical reading 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: 2,415

  25th percentile 75th percentile
ACT Composite 20 24
ACT English 20 25
ACT Math 18 24


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

  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.0% 7.7% 1.8%
24-29 28.5% 31.5% 24.3%
18-23 64.8% 56.2% 54.6%
12-17 4.5% 4.2% 19.1%
6-11 0.0% 0.2% 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 12.5%
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class 32.8%
Percent in top half of high school graduating class 65.9%
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class 33.8%
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class 11.8%
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank 94.9%

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 14.7%
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74 12.5%
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 14.6%
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 18.4%
Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 29.6%
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49 9.4%
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 0.8%
Percent who had GPA below 1.0 0%

 

C12. Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA: 3.143
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: 97.8%


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 1
Priority date: July 15
 
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:
immediately upon receiving sufficient information
 
C17. Reply policy for admitted applicants. No set date
Deadline for housing deposit: June 15
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: 3 Semesters
 
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
 


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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