CDS 2011 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 2011. 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placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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: 1,635
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women applied: 2,176

TOTAL

3,811
   
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men admitted: 1,275
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women admitted: 1,759

TOTAL

3,034
   
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled: 966
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled: 61

TOTAL

1,027
   
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled: 1,316
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled: 80

TOTAL

1,396

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 19  
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 4  
Of these, units that must be lab    
Foreign language 2  
Social studies 4  
History    
Academic electives    
Computer Science    
Arts 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
2011 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: 100%

Number submitting ACT scores: 2,293

  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 2.7% 7.6% 2.8%
24-29 29.6% 32.8% 25.9%
18-23 64.6% 55.8% 54.9%
12-17 3.1% 3.7% 16.3%
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 12.2%
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class 34.5%
Percent in top half of high school graduating class 67.8%
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class 32.2%
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class 10.0%
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school
class rank
94.4%

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 14.0%
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74 14.7%
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 17.5%
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 17.8%
Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 29.2%
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49 6.4%
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 0.4%
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:
3.182
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school
GPA:
98.4%

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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