C. First Time, First Year (Freshman) Admission

Applications (C1-2)

C1. First-time, first-year (freshman) students
Total men applied 2584
Total women applied 5038
Total men admitted 1206
Total women admitted 2653
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled 385
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled 4
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled 807
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women 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
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;
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, ACT, or SAT Subject Test scores 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 2010? Yes, with or without writing component 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 or ACT scores musts be received for fall-term admission: Aug 30

Freshman Profile (C9-12)

C9. Percent and number of first-time, first-year students enrolled in fall 2010 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 68% 36%
Number submitting scores 1019 540

  25th
percentile
75th
percentile
SAT Critical Reading 500 600
SAT Math 490 600
ACT Composite 21 27

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

SAT
  SAT Critical
Reading

SAT Math
700-800 3% 2%
600-699 23% 23%
500-599 49% 45%
400-499 24% 28%
300-399 1% 2%
200-299 0 0

ACT Composite
30-36 9%
24-29 43%
18-23 46%
12-l7 2%
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). Percent:
In top 10th of high school graduating class 31%
In top quarter of high school graduating class 66%
In top half of high school graduating class 90%
In bottom half of high school graduating class 10%
In bottom quarter of high school graduating class 1%
Of total freshmen students who submitted class rank 64%

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 46%
GPA between 3.50 and 3.74 21%
GPA between 3.25 and 3. 16%
GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 11%
GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 6%
GPA between 2.0 and 2.49 0%
GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 0%
GPA below 1.0 0%

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: 79%

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
Amount of on-line application fee $45
Can on-line application fee be waived for applicants 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 Feb. 15

C15. Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall? Yes
C16. Notification to applicants of admission decision sent by Apr. 1

C17. Reply policy for admitted applicants
Must reply by May 1
Deadline for housing deposit by May 1
Amount of housing deposit $250
Refundable if student does 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? Yes

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 Nov. 15
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