Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

COMMON DATA SET YEAR- 2017-18

SECTION C-FIRST-TIME, FIRST-YEAR (FRESHMEN) ADMISSION

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 2017. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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 first-time, first-year (freshman) men who applied 8525
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied 10468

Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted 6651
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted 8795

Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 1689
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 27

Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 1753
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 20

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 2017 admissions:

Number of qualified applicants placed on waiting list 1531
Number accepting a place on the waiting list 975
Number of wait-listed students admitted 70
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.

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 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
Total academic units 17 23
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Of the above Science units, units that must be lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 3 4
History
Academic electives 3 5
Computer science
Visual/performing arts
Other (specify)

BASIS FOR SELECTION

C6     Basis for Selection 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
Open admission policy as described above for all students :

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
Rigor of secondary school record X
Class Rank X
Academic GPA X
Standardized test scores X
Application Essay X
Nonacademic
Recommendation(s) X
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

C8     Entrance exams

A     Does your institution make use of SAT Reasoning Test, ACT, or SAT Subject Test 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 2019 .

ADMISSION

  Require Recommend Require for Some Consider If Submitted Not Used
SAT Reasoning or ACT X
ACT only
SAT Reasoning Test only
SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject Tests or ACT X
SAT Subject Tests only X

B     If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2019, please indicate which ONE of the following applies (regardless of whether the writing score will be used in the admissions process):

ACT with writing required.
ACT with writing recommended.
ACT with or without writing accepted. X

    If your institution will make use of the SAT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2019, please indicate which ONE of the following applies (regardless of whether the Essay score will be used in the admissions process):

SAT with Essay component required
SAT with Essay component recommended
SAT with or without Essay component accepted X

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

  SAT Essay ACT Essay
For admission
For placement
For advising
In place of an application essay
As a validity check on the application essay
No college policy as of now
Not using essay component X X

D     In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for academic advising? Yes


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

PLACEMENT

  Require Recommend Require for some
SAT Reasoning
ACT
SAT Subject Tests
AP X
CLEP X
Institutional Exam X
State Exam (specify):

F     Latest dates for score submission
Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission : 01/15
Latest date by which SAT Subject Test scores must be received for fall-term admission : 01/15

G     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):


FRESHMEN PROFILE

Provide percentages for ALL enrolled degree-seeking full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in fall 2017, 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 2017 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. Do convert Old SAT scores to New SAT scores using the College Board’s concordance tools and tables (sat.org/concordance).

Percent submitting SAT scores 70
Number submitting SAT scores 2459
Percent submitting ACT scores 13
Number submitting ACT scores 467


For each assessment listed below, report the score that represents the 25th percentile (the score that 25 percent of the freshman population scored at or below) and the 75th percentile score (the score that 25 percent scored at or above).

  25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 560 650
SAT Math 540 640
SAT Essay
ACT Composite 24 30
ACT Math 23 28
ACT English 24 31
ACT Writing


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

  SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing SAT Math
700-800 9.89 8.9
600-699 44.44 36.5
500-599 41.23 48
400-499 4.31 6.5
300-399 0.04 0.1
200-299 0.08 0
100 100

  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 28.69 35.33 17.8
24-29 56.53 40.47 55.7
18-23 13.92 21.84 23.8
12-17 0.86 2.36 2.8
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 17
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class 51
Percent in top half of high school graduating class 87
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class 13
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class 1
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank 42

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 41.3
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74 27.5
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 19.9
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 9.7
Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 1.6
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49 0
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 0
Percent who had GPA below 1.0 0
100

C12     Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA: 3.66

Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: : 99.5

ADMISSION POLICES

C13     Application fee

Does your institution have an application fee? Yes
Amount of application fee 70
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:

Same fee: X
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: November 1

C15     Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall?

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

On a rolling basis beginning (date):
By (date): Late March
Other:

C17     Reply policy for admitted applicants (fill in one only)

Must reply by (date): May 1
No set date:
Must reply by May 1 or within how many weeks if notified thereafter?
Other:

Deadline for housing deposit (MMDD): May 1
Amount of housing deposit: 300
Refundable if student does not enroll?
Yes, in full
Yes, in part
No X

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

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?

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
For the Fall 2017 entering class:
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

If "yes", please complete the following:
Early action closing date November 1
Early action notification date December 15

Is your early action plan a "restrictive" plan under which you limit students from applying to other early plans? No