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C. FIRST-TIME, FIRST-YEAR (FRESHMAN) ADMISSION

Applications
C1. First-time, first-year (freshman) 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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

1,193

Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied

1,453

Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men admitted

520

Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women admitted

680

Total full-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled

153

Total full-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled

200

Total part-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled

0

Total part-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled

1

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

If yes, please answer the questions below for fall 2005 admissions:

Number of qualified applicants placed on waiting list

779

Number accepting a place on the waiting list

775

Number of wait-listed students admitted

19

Admission Requirements
C3. High school completion requirement

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

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

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

Require

Recommend

X

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.

Units Required
Units Recommended

Total academic units

23

English

4

Mathematics

4

Science

4

Of these, units that must be lab

3

Foreign language

4

Social studies

1

History

3

Academic electives

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? No

If so, check which applies:

Open admission policy as described above for all students

Open admission policy as described for all 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.

Academic

Very Important

Important

Considered

Not Considered

Secondary school record

X

Class rank

X

Recommendation(s)

X

Standardized test scores

X

Essay

X

Nonacademic

Very Important

Important

Considered

Not Considered

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.

C8.Entrance exams
A. Does your institution make use of SAT Reasoning Test, ACT, SAT Subject Tests scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants? Yes

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 Not Used
SAT Reasoning Test only
ACT only
SAT Reasoning or ACT (no preference)
SAT Reasoning or ACT-SAT preferred
X
SAT Reasoning or ACT-ACT preferred
SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Tests
SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Tests or ACT
SAT Subject Tests X

B. If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for the first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2006, please indicate which ONE of the following applies:

ACT
Required Accepted

ACT with Writing component

ACT without Writing component

ACT with or without Writing component

X

C. If your institutional 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:

SAT
Required Accepted

New SAT Reasoning Test

New SAT Reasoning Test or the "old" SAT I (administered prior to March 2005 and without a writing component)

X

D. [formerly part of C8A] In addition, does your institution use applicant's test scores for placement or counseling?

Placement No
Counseling Yes

E. [formerly C8B] 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:

PLACEMENT
Require Recommend Require for Some

SAT Reasoning

SAT Subject Tests

ACT

SAT Reasoning or ACT


F. [formerly C8C] Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission: March 1

Latest date by which SAT Subject Test scores must be received for fall-term admission: March 1

G. 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 2005, 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 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. 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

95

Percent submitting ACT scores

28

Number submitting SAT scores

334

Number submitting ACT scores

98


25th Percentile 75th Percentile

SAT Verbal

660 760

SAT Math

620 710

ACT Composite

29 32

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

SAT Verbal SAT Math

700-800

57 33

600-699

37 53

500-599

6 13

400-499

<1 <1

300-399

0 0

200-299

0 0


ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math

30-36

62

24-29

35

18-23

3

12-17

0

6-11

0

Below 6

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 tenth of high school graduating class

57

Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class

86

Percent in top half of high school graduating class

99

Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class

1

Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class

0

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

59

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

99

Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.99

1

Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99

0

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: 3.9

Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: 85%

Admission Policies

C13.Application fee

Does your institution have an application fee? Yes

Amount of application fee: $40.00

Can it be waived for applicants with financial need?Yes

C14.Application closing date

Does your institution have an application closing date? Yes

Application closing date (fall):January 15

Priority date:

C15.Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall? No

C16.Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only)

On a rolling basis beginning (date):

By (date): April 1

Other:

C17.Reply policy for admitted applicants

Must reply by (date): May 1

No set date:

Must reply by May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter

Other:

C18.Deferred admission: Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission? Yes

If yes, maximum period of postponement: 1 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? Yes

C20.Common application: Will you accept the common application distributed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals if submitted? Yes

If "yes," are supplemental forms required? Yes

Is your college a member of the Common Application Group? Yes

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

If "yes," please complete the following:

First or only early decision plan closing date: November 15

First or only early decision plan notification date: December 15

Other early decision plan closing date: January 2

Other early decision plan notification date: February 1

For the Fall 2005 entering class:

Number of early decision applications received by your institution: 204

Number of applicants matriculating under early decision plan: 124

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? No

If "yes," please complete the following:

Early action closing date:

Early action notification date: