C. First Time, First Year (Freshman) Admission

Applications (C1-2)

C1. First-time, first-year (freshman) students:
Total men applied 1,086
Total women applied 2,143
Total men admitted 724
Total women admitted 1,646
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled 269
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled 4
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled 579
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled 3
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
*Although we do place students on a waiting list, none were offered a place on a waiting list for fall 2007.
Number of qualified applicants offered a place on the waiting list 0
Number accepting a place on the waiting list 0
Number of wait-listed students admitted 0

Admission Requirements (C3-5)

C3. High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted.
C4. Does your institution require or recommend a general college-preparatory program for degree-seeking student? Recommended
C5. Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended.
English 4
Mathematics 3
Science 2
Foreign language 3
Social Studies 1
History 2

Basis for Selection (C6-7)

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
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 X
Academic GPA X      
Class rank X
Recommendations X
Standardized test scores X
Application 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
Racial/Ethnic status X
Volunteer work X
First Generation     X  
Level of Applicant's Interest     X  
Work experience X

SAT and ACT Policies (C8)

C8. Entrance Exams
A. Does your institution make use of SAT I, SAT II or ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants? Yes
Does your institution use applicants' test scores for placement or counseling? Yes
SAT or ACT (no preference)
For Admission Required
For Placement Required
B. Will your institution make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2009? Yes, with or without writing comonent will be accepted.
C. How will your institution will use the SAT or ACT writing component? Placement and advising
D. Does your institution use applicants' test scores for academic advising? Yes
E. Latest date by which SAT I or ACT scores musts be received for fall-term admission: 30-Aug.

Freshman Profile (C9-12)

C9. Percent and number of first-time, first-year students enrolled in fall 2007 who submitted national standardized (SAT/ACT) test scores. (Includes all enrolled, first-time, first-year (freshman) degree-seeking students who submitted test scores).
  SAT ACT
Percent submitting scores: 88% 35%
Number submitting scores 756 303
  25th percentile 75th percentile Mean
SAT I Verbal 480 590 536
SAT I Math 480 590 534
SAT I Composite 960 1178 1071
ACT Composite 21 26 23

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

SAT
  SAT I Verbal SAT I Math
700-800 2% 5%
600-699 23% 19%
500-599 42% 43%
400-499 29% 31%
300-399 3% 2%
200-299 1% 0
ACT Composite Frequency Percentage
30-36 18 6%
24-29 120 39%
18-23 148 49%
12-l7 17 6%
6-11 0 0
below 6 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).
Percent in top 10th of high school graduating class 27%
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class 57%
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 2%
Percent of total freshmen students who submitted class rank 71%
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 39%
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74 18%
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 20%
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 12%
Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 10%
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49 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: 3.59
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: 98%

Admission Policies (C13-20)

C13. Application fee
Does your institution have an application fee? Yes
Amount of application fee $45
Can it be waived for applicants with financial need? Yes
Do you have an on-line application option? Yes
Amoun of on-line application fee $45
Can on-line application fee be waived for applicatns with financial need? No
C14. Application closing date:
Does your institution have an application closing date? Yes
Application closing date (fall) Jun. 1
Priority date Mar. 1
C15. Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall? Yes
C16. Notification to applicants of admission decision sent 2 weeks
C17. Reply policy for admitted applicants by May 1
Deadline for housing deposit by Move in Date
Amount of housing deposit $250
Refundable if student doe not enroll? Yes
C18. Deferred admission
Does your institute allow students to postpone enrollment after admission? Yes
Maximum period of postponement:
C19. Early admission of high school students:
Does your institution allow high school students to enroll as full-time, first-time, first-year students one year or more before high school graduation Yes
C20. Common application
Will you accept the Common Application distributed by the National Assoc. of Secondary School Principals if submitted? No

Early Decision and Early Action Plans (C21-22)

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? No
C22. Early Action:
Do you have a nonbinding early action plan 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
Application deadline Dec. 1
Admission Notification sent Jan. 15
Is your early action plan a “restrictive” plan under which you limit students from applying to other early plans? No