C. FIRST-TIME, FIRST-YEAR (FRESHMAN) ADMISSION
Applications
C1 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 2008. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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.
C1 Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who applied 1722
C1 Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied 2301
C1 Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted 1104
C1 Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted 1574
C1 Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 204
C1 Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 0
C1 Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 278
C1 Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 0
C2 Freshman wait-listed students (students who met admission requirements but whose final admission was contingent on space availability)
  Yes No
C2 Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list? x  
C2 If yes, please answer the questions below for fall 2008 admissions:  
C2 Number of qualified applicants offered a placed on waiting list 163
C2 Number accepting a place on the waiting list 95
C2 Number of wait-listed students admitted 30
C2 Is your waiting list ranked? no
C2 If yes, do you release that information to students?
C2 Do you release that information to school counselors?
Admission Requirements
C3 High school completion requirement
C3 High school diploma is required and GED is accepted x
C3 High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted  
C3 High school diploma or equivalent is not required  
C4 Does your institution require or recommend a general college-preparatory program for degree-seeking students?
C4 Require x
C4 Recommend  
C4 Neither require nor recommend  
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.
C5   Units
Required
Units
Recommended
 
C5 Total academic units 20  
C5 English   4
C5 Mathematics   4
C5 Science   3
C5     Of these, units that must be
   lab
  3
C5 Foreign language   3
C5 Social studies   1
C5 History   2
C5 Academic electives   2
C5 Computer Science    
C5 Visual/Performing Arts   1
C5 Other (specify)    
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? If so, check which applies:
C6 Open admission policy as described above for all students  no
C6 Open admission policy as described above for most students, but-- no
C6     >selective admission for out-of-state students  
C6     selective admission to some programs  
C6 other (explain)   
   
C7 Relative importance of each of the following academic and nonacademic factors in first-time, first-year, degree-seeking (freshman) admission decisions.
C7   Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
C7 Academic        
C7 Rigor of secondary school record X      
C7 Class rank X      
C7    Academic GPA X      
C7 Standardized test scores X      
C7 Application Essay X    
C7 Recommendation(s)   X    
C7 Nonacademic        
C7 Interview   X    
C7 Extracurricular activities     X  
C7 Talent/ability     X  
C7 Character/personal qualities   X  
C7 First generation      X  
C7 Alumni/ae relation   X  
C7 Geographical residence     X  
C7 State residency       X
C7 Religious affiliation/commitment       X
C7 Racial/ethnic status     X  
C7 Volunteer work     X  
C7 Work experience     X  
C7 Level of applicant's interest X
SAT and ACT Policies
C8 Entrance exams 
  Yes No
C8A 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  
C8A If yes, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution's policies for use in admission for Fall 2010.
C8A   ADMISSION
C8A   Require Recommend Require for Some Consider if Submitted Not Used
C8A SAT or ACT x        
C8A ACT only          
C8A SAT only          
C8A SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT          
C8A SAT Subject Tests only       x  
C8B 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: (regardless of whether the writing score will be used in the admissions process):
C8B ACT with Writing Component required x
C8B ACT with Writing component recommended  
C8B ACT with or without Writing component accepted  
C8C  Please indicate how your institution will use the SAT or ACT writing component; check all that apply:
C8C SAT essay ACT essay
C8C For admission    
C8C For placement    
C8C For advising    
C8C In place of an application essay    
C8C As a validity check on the application essay    
C8C No college policy as of now    
C8C Not using essay component x x
C8D In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for academic advising?
C8D   Yes No
x
C8E Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission February 1, 2009
C8E Latest date by which SAT Subject Test scores must be received for fall-term admission N/A
C8F 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):  
C8F  
C8G Please indicate which tests your institution uses for placement (e.g., state tests):
C8G SAT      
C8G ACT      
C8G SAT Subject Tests      
C8G AP   x  
C8G CLEP  
C8G Institutional Exam  
C8G 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 2008, 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 2008 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 critical reading for a category of students) or combine other standardized test results (such as TOEFL) in this item. Do not convert SAT scores to ACT scores and vice versa. 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.
C9 Percent submitting SAT scores 75% Number submitting SAT scores 361
C9 Percent submitting ACT scores 25% Number submitting ACT scores 120
C9   25th Percentile 75th Percentile
C9 SAT Critical Reading 570 680
C9 SAT Math 560 650
SAT Writing 550 660
SAT Essay    
C9 ACT Composite 26 30
C9 ACT Math 24 28
C9 ACT English 25 31
C9 ACT Writing 24 29
C9 Percent of first-time, first-year (freshman) students with scores in each range:
C9   SAT Critical Reading SAT Math SAT Writing
C9 700-800 19.00% 10.00% 12.00%
C9 600-699 49.00% 50.00% 43.00%
C9 500-599 26.00% 35.00% 39.00%
C9 400-499 6.00% 5.00% 6.00%
C9 300-399      
C9 200-299      
Totals should = 100% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
C9   ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
C9 30-36 26.00% 35.00% 14.00%
C9 24-29 68.00% 57.00% 61.00%
C9 18-23 6.00% 8.00% 23.00%
C9 12-17 0.00% 0.00% 2.00%
C9 6-11      
C9 Below 6      
Totals should = 100% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
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).
C10 Percent in top tenth of high school graduating class 47%
C10 Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class 76%
C10 Percent in top half of high school graduating class 96% Top half + 
C10 Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class 4% bottom half = 100%
C10 Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class 0%
C10 Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshmen) students who submitted high school class rank: 72%
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.
C11 Percent who had GPA of 3.75 and higher 53.00%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74 23.00%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 14.00%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 8.00%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 2.00%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49 0.00%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 0.00%
C11 Percent who had GPA below 1.0 0.00%
Totals should = 100% 100.00%  
     
C12 Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA:   3.72
C12 Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA:   99.80%
Admission Policies
C13 Application Fee
C13   Yes No
C13 Does your institution have an application fee? x  
C13 Amount of application fee: $50.00
C13   Yes No
C13 Can it be waived for applicants with financial need? x  
C13 If you have an application fee and an on-line application option, please indicate policy for students who apply on-line:
C13 Same fee:  
C13 Free: x
C13 Reduced:  
C13   Yes No
C13 Can on-line application fee be waived for applicants with financial need? n/a  
C14 Application closing date
C14   Yes No
C14 Does your institution have an application closing date?    
C14 Application closing date (fall):    
C14 Priority date:   2/1
C15   Yes No
C15 Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall? x  
C16 Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only)
C16 On a rolling basis beginning (date):      
C16 By (date):   1-Apr  
C16 Other:      
     
C17 Reply policy for admitted applicants (fill in one only)
C17 Must reply by (date):    
C17 No set date:    
C17 Must reply by May 1 or within _____ weeks if notified thereafter within 2 weeks
C17 Other:    
   
C17 Deadline for housing deposit (MM/DD):   
C17 Amount of housing deposit:   
C17 Refundable if student does not enroll?
C17      Yes, in full  
C17       Yes, in part  
C17      No  
C18 Deferred admission
C18   Yes No
C18 Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission? x  
C18 If yes, maximum period of postponement: 1 year
C19 Early admission of high school students
C19   Yes No
C19 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  
C20 Common Application Question removed from CDS. (Initiated during 2006-2007 cycle)
Early Decision and Early Action Plans
C21 Early Decision
C21   Yes No
C21 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
C21 If "yes," please complete the following: 
C21 First or only early decision plan closing date  
C21 First or only early decision plan notification date  
C21 Other early decision plan closing date  
C21 Other early decision plan notification date  
C21 For the Fall 2008 entering class:
C21 Number of early decision applications received by your institution  
C21 Number of applicants admitted under early decision plan  
C21 Please provide significant details about your early decision plan:  
C22 Early action
C22   Yes No
C22 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  
C22 If "yes," please complete the following: 
C22 Early action closing date 11/1 and 12/1
C22 Early action notification date 12/15 and 1/15
C22 Is your early action plan a "restrictive" plan under which you limit students from applying to other early plans?
C22 Yes No
C22   x