First-Time, First-Year(Freshman) Admission

Applications
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 2003. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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.
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who applied1051
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied1113
 
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted697
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted906
 
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled229
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled0
 
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled312
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled0
Freshman wait-listed students (students who met admission requirements but whose final admission was contingent on space availability)
 YesNo
Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list?X 
If yes, please answer the questions below for fall 2003 admissions:
Number of qualified applicants placed on waiting list182
Number accepting a place on the waiting list153
Number of wait-listed students admitted0
 
Admission Requirements
High school completion requirements
High school diploma is required and GED is acceptedX
High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted 
High school diploma or equivalent is not required 
Does your institution require or recommend a general college-preparatory program for degree-seeking students?
Require  
RecommendX
Neither require nor recommend 
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  
English 4
Mathematics 4
Science 3
Of these, units that must be lab  
Foreign language 3
Social studies 3
History  
Academic electives  
Other (specify)  
Basis for Selection
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:NO
Open admission policy as described above for all students  
Open admission policy as described above for most students, butselective admission to some programs  
 
Other (explain)  
 
Relative importance of each of the following academic and nonacademic factors in first-time, first-year, degree-seeking (freshman) admission decisions.
 
Very Important
Important
Considered
Not Considered
Academic
Secondary school recordX   
Class rankX   
Recommendation(s)X   
Standardized test scoresX   
Essay X  
Nonacademic
Interview X  
Extracurricular activities X  
Talent/ability X  
Character/personal qualities 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
Entrance exams
 YesNo
Does your institution make use of SAT I, SAT II, or ACT scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants? X 
If yes, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution’s policies for use in admission.  
 
ADMISSION
 
Require
Recommend
Require for some
Consider if submitted
SAT I    
ACT    
SAT I or ACT (no preference)X   
SAT I or ACT--SAT I preferred    
SAT I or ACT--ACT preferred    
SAT I and SAT II    
SAT I and SAT II or ACT    
SAT II   X
 
In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for placement or counseling?
 YesNo
Placement X
Counseling X
     
Does your institution use the SAT I or II or the ACT for placement only? If so, please mark the appropriate boxes below: No
PLACEMENT
 
Require
Recommend
Require for some
SAT I   
SAT II   
ACT   
SAT I or ACT   
 
Latest date by which SAT I or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission2/1
Latest date by which SAT II scores must be received for fall-term admissionNA
 
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):  
     
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.
 
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, degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) 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 SAT scores94.8%Number submitting SAT scores513
Percent submitting ACT scores34.9%Number submitting ACT scores189
 
First-time freshman test scores
 25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT I Verbal570670
SAT I Math570670
ACT Composite2529
ACT English23.530
ACT Math2429
Percent of first-time, first-year (freshman) students with scores in each range:
 SAT I VerbalSAT I Math
700-80016.6%13.5%
600-69946.8%50.6%
500-59930.4%30.6%
400-4996.0%5.3%
300-3990.2%0.0%
200-2990%0%
 ACT CompositeACT EnglishACT Math
30-3620.6%28.1%17.3%
24-2964.6%47.0%63.8%
18-2313.7%21.7%16.7%
12-171.1%3.2%2.2%
6-110%0%0%
Below 60%0%0%
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 class48.6%
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class79.9%
Percent in top half of high school graduating class98.1%
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class1.9%
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class0.2%
Percent of total first-time freshmen who submitted high school class rank:79.1%
 
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 3.0 and higher94.6%
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.995.4%
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.990%
Percent who had GPA below 1.00%
 
Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA: 3.74
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: 99.6%
 
Admission Policies
Application Fee
 YesNo
Does your institution have an application fee?X 
Amount of application fee:$50 
 Yes No
Can it be waived for applicants with financial need?X 
Application closing date
 YesNo
Does your institution have an application closing date?X 
Application closing date (fall): 2/1
Priority date: 2/1
 
 YesNo
Are first-time freshmen accepted for terms other than fall?X 
 
Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only)
On a rolling basis beginning (date):  
By (date):4/1
Other:  
 
Reply policy for admitted applicants:
Must reply by (date):  
No set date:  
Must reply by: May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter
Other:  
 
Deferred admission
 YesNo
Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission?X 
If yes, maximum period of postponement:1 year, 2 years in some cicumstances
 
Early admission of high school students
 YesNo
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? X
 
Common application
 YesNo
Will you accept the Common Application distributed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals if submitted? X 
If “yes,” are supplemental forms required? X 
Is your college a member of the Common Application Group? X 
 
Early Decision and Early Action Plans
Early Decision
 YesNo
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?  X
If “yes,” please complete the following:
First or only early decision plan closing date 
First or only early decision plan notification date 
Other early decision plan closing date 
Other early decision plan notification date 
For the Fall 2003 entering class:
Number of early decision applications received by your institution 
Number of applicants admitted under early decision plan 
Please provide significant details about your early decision plan:  
     
Early action
 YesNo
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? X 
If “yes,” please complete the following:
Early action closing date12/1
Early action notification date1/15