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 2004. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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 applied 1178
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied 1311
 
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted 842
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted 1054
 
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 226
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 1
 
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 284
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 0
Freshman wait-listed students (students who met admission requirements but whose final admission was contingent on space availability)
  Yes No
  Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list? X  
If yes, please answer the questions below for fall 2004 admissions:
Number of qualified applicants placed on waiting list 161
Number accepting a place on the waiting list 99
Number of wait-listed students admitted 25
 
Admission Requirements
High school completion requirement
High school diploma is required and GED is accepted X
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  
Recommend X
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, but--  
selective admission for out-of-state students  
selective 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 record X      
Class rank X      
Recommendation(s) X      
Standardized test scores X      
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
Note: The SAT I is now called SAT Reasoning or the SAT; SAT II Tests are now called SAT Subject Tests. As of March 2005 the SAT Reasoning Test will include a mandatory writing component; the SAT Subject Test in Writing will not be administered after January 2005. The ACT will have an optional writing component as of February 2005.
Entrance exams
  Yes No
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? X  
If yes, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution’s policies for use in admission for Fall 2006.    
 
ADMISSION
  Require Recommend Require for Some Consider if Submitted
SAT Reasoning Test only        
ACT only        
SAT Reasoning or ACT X      
SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject Tests        
SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject Tests or ACT        
SAT Subject Tests only       X
 
If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2006, please indicate which ONE of the following applies:
ACT with Writing Component required X
ACT without Writing component accepted  
ACT with or without Writing component accepted  
 
If your institution will make use of the new SAT Reasoning Test scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2006, please indicate which ONE of the following applies:
New SAT Reasoning Test required X
New SAT Reasoning Test or the “old” SAT I (administered prior to March 2005 and without a writing component) accepted  
 
In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for placement or counseling?
  Yes No
Placement   X
Counseling   X
 
Does your institution use the SAT Reasoning or SAT Subject Tests or the ACT for placement only? If so, please mark the appropriate boxes below: No
 
PLACEMENT
  Require Recommend Require for Some
SAT Reasoning      
SAT Subject Tests      
ACT      
SAT Reasoning or ACT      
 
Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission 2/1
Latest date by which SAT Subject Test scores must be received for fall-term admission NA
 
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 2004, 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 2004 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 scores 94.7% Number submitting SAT scores 484
Percent submitting ACT scores 36.8% Number submitting ACT scores 188
First-Time Freshmen Test Scores
  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Verbal 580 680
SAT Math 580 660
ACT Composite 25 30
ACT English 24 31
ACT Math 24 29
 
Percent of first-time, first-year (freshman) students with scores in each range:
  SAT Verbal SAT Math
700-800 20.3% 15.1%
600-699 47.1% 50.6%
500-599 27.7% 30.4%
400-499 4.5% 3.5%
300-399 0.4% 0.4%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%
Totals should = 100% 100.0% 100.0%
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 27.7% 35.1% 22.9%
24-29 56.4% 41.0% 57.9%
18-23 15.4% 22.3% 17.6%
12-17 0.5% 1.6% 1.6%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Totals should = 100% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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 class 47%
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class 79%
Percent in top half of high school graduating class 96% Top half + bottom half = 100%
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class 4%
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class 0%
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshmen) students who submitted high school class rank: 76%
 
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 higher 95.1%
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.99 4.9%
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 0.0%
Percent who had GPA below 1.0 0.0%
Totals should = 100% 100.0%
 
Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA: 3.75
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: 100.0%
 
Admission Policies
Application Fee
  Yes No
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
  Yes No
Does your institution have an application closing date? X  
Application closing date (fall): 2/1
Priority date: 2/1
 
  Yes No
Are first-time freshmen accepted for terms other than the 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 (fill in one only)
Must reply by (date):  
No set date:  
Must reply by: May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter
Other:  
 
Deferred admission
  Yes No
Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission? X  
If yes, maximum period of postponement: 1 year, 2 years in some instances
 
Early admission of high school students
  Yes No
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
  Yes No
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
  Yes No
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 2004 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
  Yes No
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 date   12/1
Early action notification date   1/15