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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 2009. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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

1,310

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

1,765

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

544

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

767

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

161

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

212

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

0

Total part-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)

Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list?

Yes

If yes, please answer the questions below for fall 2009 admissions:

Number of qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list

620

Number accepting a place on the waiting list

616

Number of wait-listed students admitted

9

Is your waiting list ranked?

No

If yes, do you release that information to students?

Do you release that information to school counselors?


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


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


X
Recommend


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

English

4

Mathematics

3-4

Science

3

Foreign or classical language

3

History/Social Studies

3-4

Academic electives

Computer science

Visual/performing arts

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 admissions 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

Rigor of secondary school record

X

Class rank

X

Academic GPA

X

Standardized test scores

X

Application Essay

X

Recommendation(s)

X

Nonacademic

Very Important

Important

Considered

Not Considered

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
Note: The SAT I is now called SAT Reasoning or the SAT; SAT II Tests are now called SAT Subject Tests.

C8.Entrance exams
A. Does your institution make use of SAT, ACT, or 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 2012.

ADMISSION
Require Recommend Require for Some Consider If Submitted Not Used

SAT or ACT -
SAT preferred

X

ACT only

SAT only

SAT 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 2011, please indicate which ONE of the following applies (regardless of whether the writing score will be used in the admissions process):

ACT
Required Accepted

ACT with Writing component required

ACT with Writing component recommended

ACT with or without Writing component accepted

X

C. Please indicate how your institution will use the SAT or ACT essay component; check all that apply:

writing component
SAT essay ACT essay

For admission

X X

For placement

For advising

In place of an application essay

As a validity check on the application essay

X X

No college policy as of now

Not using essay component

D. In addition, does your institution use applicant's test scores for academic advising? No

E. 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

F. 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):

G. Please indicate which tests your institution uses for placement (e.g., state tests):

PLACEMENT

SAT

ACT

SAT Subject Tests

AP

CLEP

Institutional Exam

X

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 2010, 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 2010 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 score 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.

Percent submitting SAT scores

89

Percent submitting ACT scores

39

Number submitting SAT scores

330

Number submitting ACT scores

146


25th Percentile 75th Percentile

SAT Critical Reading

670 750

SAT Math

640 710

SAT Writing

660 730

SAT Essay

ACT Composite

30 33

ACT Math

28 33

ACT English

31 35

ACT Writing

29 31

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

SAT Critical Reading SAT Math SAT Writing

700-800

61
35
46

600-699

37
56
52

500-599

2
8
2

400-499

0
1
<1

300-399

0
0
0

200-299

0
0
0

100%
100%
100%


ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math

30-36

76
83
53

24-29

23
17
44

18-23

<1
<1
3

12-17

0
0
0

6-11

0
0
0

Below 6

0
0
0
100%
100%
100%

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

63

Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class

90

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:

38

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 3.75 and higher

70

Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74

18

Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49

8

Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24

3

Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99

1

Percent who had GPA between 2.00 and 2.49

0

Percent who had GPA between 1.00 and 1.99

0

Percent who had GPA below 1.00

0
100%

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: $50.00

Can it be waived for applicants with financial need?Yes

If you have an application fee and an on-line application option, please indicate policy for students who apply on-line:

X
Same Fee


Free


Reduced


Can on-line application fee 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:


Deadline for housing deposit (MM/DD): 06/15

Amount of housing deposit: $100

Refundable if student does not enroll?

Yes, in full


X
Yes, in part. It is 50% until August 1st, after that there is no refund.


No

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.Question removed from CDS.

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:December 20

Other early decision plan notification date: February 1

For the Fall 2010 entering class:

Number of early decision applications received by your institution: 179

Number of applicants matriculating under early decision plan: 94

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:

Is your early action plan a "restrictive" plan under which you limit students from applying to other early plans?