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 2005. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, non-admission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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 applied1253
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied1537
 
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted848
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted1224
 
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled204
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled0
 
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled240
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 2004 admissions:
Number of qualified applicants offered a placed on waiting list182
Number accepting a place on the waiting list132
Number of wait-listed students admitted23
Is your waiting list ranked?Yes
If yes, do you release that information to students?Yes
Do you release that information to school counselors?No
 
Admission Requirements
High school completion requirement
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 RequiredUnits 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:
Open admission policy as described above for all students No
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 ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic
Rigor of secondary school recordX   
Class rankX   
Academic GPAX   
Standardized test scoresX   
Application Essay X  
Recommendation(s)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    
Entrance exams     
SAT and ACT Policies
 YesNo
Does your institution make use of SAT, 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 2007.  
ADMISSION
 RequireRecommendRequire for SomeConsider if Submitted
SAT or ACTX   
ACT only    
SAT only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests    
SAT 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 2007, please indicate which ONE of the following applies:
ACT with Writing Component requiredX
ACT with Writing component recommended 
ACT with or without Writing component accepted 
 
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 essay 
No college policy as of nowX
 
In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for academic advising?YesNo
 X 
 
Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission2/1
Latest date by which SAT Subject Test scores must be received for fall-term admissionN/A
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):  
 
Please indicate which tests your institution uses for placement (e.g., state tests):
SAT 
ACT 
SAT Subject Tests 
APX
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.
 
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, 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. 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 scores91%Number submitting SAT scores403
Percent submitting ACT scores38%Number submitting ACT scores169
First-Time Freshmen Test Scores
 25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Verbal570670
SAT Math570650
ACT Composite2529
ACT English2430
ACT Math2428
 
Percent of first-time, first-year (freshman) students with scores in each range:
 SAT VerbalSAT Math
700-80016.9%13.2%
600-69946.2%47.9%
500-59930.2%32.7%
400-4995.5%6.0%
300-3991.2%0.2%
200-2990.0%0.0%
Totals should = 100%100.0%100.0%
 ACT CompositeACT EnglishACT Math
30-3618.3%25.5%14.0%
24-2965.7%52.1%63.0%
18-2315.4%19.4%23.0%
12-170.6%3.0%0.0%
6-110.0%0.0%0.0%
Below 60.0%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 class39.9%
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class72.5%
Percent in top half of high school graduating class95.8%
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class4.2%
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class0.3%
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshmen) students who submitted high school class rank:68.9%
 
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 higher50.6%
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.7416.3%
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.4915.1%
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.2410.5%
Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.996.4%
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.491.1%
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.990.0%
Percent who had GPA below 1.00.0%
Totals should = 100%100.0%
  
Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA: 3.67
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: 98.4%
  
Admission Policies
Application Fee
 YesNo
Does your institution have an application fee?X 
Amount of application fee:$50
 YesNo
Can it be waived for applicants with financial need?X 
 
If you have an application fee and an on-line application option, please indicate policy for students who apply on-line:
Same fee: 
Free:X
Reduced: 
 
 YesNo
Can on-line application fee be waived for applicants with financial need?NANA
 
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, first-year students 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 thereafterX
Other:  
 
Deadline for housing deposit (MMDD): N/A
Amount of housing deposit:  
Refundable if student does not enroll? 
Yes, in full 
Yes, in part 
No 
 
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 instances
 
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 2005 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
 
Is your early action plan a “restrictive” plan under which you limit students from applying to other early plans?
 YesNo
  X