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CDS: Section C

Facts and Stats
Applications

C1. First-time, first-year (freshman) students: Provide the number of degree-seeking students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled (full- or part-time) in fall 1997. Include early decision, early action, and students who began studies during summer in this cohort. Applicants include all students who fulfilled the requirements for consideration for admission (including payment or waiving of the application fee, if any) 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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 men applied: 2133
Total women applied: 1717

Total men admitted: 1799
Total women admitted: 1427

Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshmen) men enrolled: 1033
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshmen) women enrolled: 96

Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled: 789
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled: 67


C2. Freshman wait-listed students (students who met admission requirements but whose final admission was contingent on space availability)

Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list? _ Yes X No
If yes, please answer the questions below for fall 1997 admissions:

Number of qualified applicants placed on waiting list: ____
Number accepting a place on the waiting list: ____
Number of wait-listed students admitted: ____

Admission Requirements

C3. High school completion requirement

Check the appropriate box to identify your high school completion requirement for degree-seeking entering students

X High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
_ High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted


C4. Does your institution require or recommend a general college preparatory program for degree-seeking students?

X Required
_ Recommended
_ Neither required nor recommended


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.


   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.

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? _ 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_____
other (explain)______________________________________________
C7. Relative importance of each of the following academic and nonacademic factors in your 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

C8. Entrance exams

a. 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 Yes _ No

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  
  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 SATII or ACT _ _ _ _ _
SAT II _ _ _ _ _

b. Does your institution use applicants' test scores for placement or counseling?

Placement X Yes _ No
Counseling _ Yes X No

If used for placement, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution's policies for use in placement:

  PLACEMENT
    Require     Recommend     Require for
some  
SAT I _ _ _
SAT II _ _ _
ACT _ _ _
SAT I or ACT _ X _
Other (specify): _ _ _

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

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): Students may use their SAT/ACT math scores for placement or take the departmental exam. Students with an ACT English score of at least 27 or an SAT verbal score of at least 640 can waive freshman composition.

Freshman Profile

Provide percentages for ALL enrolled degree-seeking full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in fall 1997, 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 1997 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 percent scored at or below; the 75th percentile score is the one that 25 percent scored at or above.

Percent submitting SAT scores  43%   Number submitting SAT scores  852
Percent submitting ACT scores  72%   Number submitting SAT scores 1439

    25th percentile     75th percentile  
SAT I Verbal 480 600
SAT I Math 490 610
ACT Composite   20 25
ACT English 18 25
ACT Math 19 25

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


  SAT I Verbal     SAT I Math  
700-800   3 4
600-699 22 27
500-599 43 43
400-499 27 23
300-399 5 3
200-299 0 0


  ACT Composite     ACT English       ACT Math    
30-36   4 4 5
24-29 38 31 34
18-23 50 47 45
12-17 8 18 16
6-11 0 0 0
below 6   0 0 0

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).

Percent in top 10th of high school graduating class   15%
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class 39%
Percent in top half of high school graduating class 72%
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class 28%
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class _7%

Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank: 80%


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.

Percent who had GPA of 3.0 and higher   67%
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.9 31%
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 _2%
Percent who had GPA below 1.0 _0%

C12. Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA: 3.23

Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: 84%

Admission Policies

C13. Application fee
Does your institution have an application fee?  X Yes _ No
Amount of application fee?   $30
Can it be waived for applicants with financial need?   _ Yes X No
C14. Application closing date
Does your institution have an application closing date?  X Yes _ No
Application closing date (fall):   July 1
Priority date:   June 1
C15. Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall?  X Yes _ No

C16. Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only)
On a rolling basis beginning (date) continuously
By (date) __________
Other _________
C17. 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 hereafter _____
Other _____
C18. Deferred admission: Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission?   X Yes _ No
If yes, maximum period of postponement: one year

C19. 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

C20. 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

C21. 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 that 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 _______________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________


C22. 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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