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Common Data Set: 1996-97

Facts and Stats

15. Open admission: 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?    _ yes   X no

If so, check which applies:

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 ___

Basis for Selection

16. Relative importance of each of the following academic and nonacademic factors in your first-time, first- year (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 affiliation _ _ _ X
Volunteer work _ _ _ X
Work experience _ _ _ X

Admission Requirements

17. High school diploma or graduation from high school

X Required/GED accepted
_ Required/GED not accepted
_ Not required

18. Does your institution require or recommend a general college preparatory program?

X require
_ recommend
_ neither require nor recommend

19. 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 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 14
English 4
Mathematics 3
Science 2
   Of these, units that must be lab (2)
Foreign language *
Social studies 3
History
Academic electives
Other (specify)* 2
* Two years chosen from the following: foreign language (preferably two years), computer science, visual and performing arts, or approved vocational education units.

ACT and SAT Policies

20. Does your institution make use of SAT I, SAT II, or ACT scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year (freshman) applicants?

X yes
_ no

If "yes" please provide your SAT/ACT policies

Required    Recommended    Considered
   if submitted
   Not used
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 _ _ _ _

Latest date by which SAT I or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission:    Rolling basis

Latest date by which SAT II scores must be received for fall-term admission:    NA

In addition to their use in admission, indicate whether SAT I, SAT II, or ACT are used for placement or counseling:

_ Placement
_ Counseling

If necessary, use this space to clarify your test policies (e.g., if tests recommended for some students, or if tests not required of some students):    None

Academic Profile

Provide percentages for ALL enrolled full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in fall 1996, including students who began studies during summer, nonresident aliens, and students admitted under special arrangements.

21. Percent and number of first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in fall 1996 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 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% scored at or below; the 75th percentile score is the one that 25% scored at or above.

% submitting SAT scores 39%    Number submitting SAT scores 751
% submitting ACT scores 67%    Number submitting ACT scores 1286
25th percentile 75th percentile
SAT I Verbal 480 590
SAT I Math 490 610
ACT composite 20 25
ACT English 19 25
ACT Math 19 25

% of first-time, first-year (freshman) students with scores in each range

SAT I Verbal SAT I Math
700-800 3 4
600-699 20 28
500-599 47 41
400-499 26 24
300-399 4 3
200-299 0 0
ACT Comp ACT English ACT Math
30-36 5 3 5
24-29 36 34 30
18-23 50 44 48
12-17 9 18 17
6 - 11 0 1 0
below 6 0 0 0

22. Percentage of all first-time, first-year (freshmen) students who had high school class rank within each of the following ranges (report information for those student from whom you collected high school rank information).

% in top tenth of high school graduating class 15%
% in top quarter of high school graduating class 37%
% in top half of high school graduating class 71%
% in bottom half of high school graduating class 29%
% in bottom quarter of high school graduating class    7%
% of total first-time freshmen who submitted
high school class rank
83%

23. Percentage of all enrolled, 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.

% had GPA of 3.0 and higher 64%
% had GPA between 2.0 and 2.9 33%
% had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 3%
% had GPA below 1.0 0%
Average high school GPA of all first-time, first-year
(freshman) students who submitted GPA
   3.17
% of total first-time, first-year (freshmen) students
who submitted high school GPA
   84%

Application Procedures

24. Application fee

Does your institution have an application fee?   X yes   _ no
Amount of application fee:   $30.00
Can it be waived for applicants with financial need?   _ yes   X no

25. Application closing date

Does your institution have an application closing date?   X yes   _ no
Application closing date (fall):   July 1
Priority date:   June 1

26. Are first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall? (please specify):   Any term

27. Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only)

On a rolling basis as applications are processed    X
By (date) __________
Other __________

28. Reply policy for admitted applicants (fill in one only)

Must reply by (date) __________
No set date    X
Must reply by May 1 or within __________ weeks if notified thereafter __________
Other __________

29. Deferred admission: Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission?    X yes    _ no

If yes, maximum period of postponement:   one year

30. 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?     X yes    _ no

31. Common Application: Will you accept the Common Application distributed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals if submitted?     _ yes     X no

If "yes," are supplemental forms required?    _ yes    _ no

Is your college a member of the Common Application Group?    _ yes    X no

Early Decision and Early Action Plans

32. 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 which asks students to commit to attending if accepted) for first-time, first-year (freshman) applicants for fall enrollment?    _ yes    X no

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 __________

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 __________________________________________________

33. 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?    _yes    X no

If "yes," please complete the following :

Early action closing date __________
Early action notification date __________

 


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