First-time, First-year (Freshman) Admission

Applications

C1. First-time, first-year, (freshmen) students
Provide the number of degree-seeking, first-time, first-year students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled (full- or part-time) in Fall 2012. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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 3,362
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied 4,830
Total Applied 8,192
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted 2,491
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted 3,765
Total Admitted 6,256
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 886
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 0
Total Men Enrolled 886
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 1,166
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 1
Total Women Enrolled 1,167
Total Enrolled 2,053
C2. Freshmen 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 2012 admissions:
Number of qualified applicants offered a placed on waiting list 962
Number accepting a place on the waiting list 376
Number of wait-listed students admitted 104
Is your wait 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: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted 

C4. Does your institution require or recommend a general college-prepatory program for degree-seeking students? 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 20
English 4
Mathematics 4
Science 4
Of these, units that must be lab 4
Foreign language 4
Social Studies 2
History 2
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

C7. Relative importance of each of the following academic and nonacademic factors in first-time, first-year, degree-seeking (freshman) admission decisions
  Very Important Important Considered Not Conidered
Academic
Rigor of secondary school record X      
Class rank     X  
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized test scores     X  
Application Essay     X  
Recommendation(s)     X  
Nonacademic
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

C8A. 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 

If yes, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution's policies for use in admission for Fall 2014.

ADMISSION
  Require Recommend Require for Some Consider if Submitted Not Used
SAT or ACT X        
ACT only          
SAT only          
SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT          
SAT Subject Tests only          

C8B. If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2014, please indicate which ONE of the following applies (regardless of whether the writing score will be used in the admissions process): ACT with or without Writing Component accepted

C8C. Please indicate how your institution will use the SAT or ACT writing component
  SAT essay ACT essay
For admission    
For placement    
For advising X X
In place of an application essay    
As a validity check on the application essay    
No college policy as of now X X
Not using essay component    

C8D. In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for academic advising? Yes 

C8E. Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission: 

C8E. Latest date by which SAT Subject Test scores must be received for fall-term admission: 

C8F. 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):

C8G. Please indicate which tests your institution uses for placement
SAT  
ACT  
SAT Subject Tests  
AP X
CLEP X
Institutional Exam  
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 2012, 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 2012 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. 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 submitted SAT scores 83% Number submitted SAT scores 1,709
Percent submitted ACT scores 21% Number submitted ACT scores 440
25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 460 540
SAT Math 460 550
SAT Writing 440 530
SAT Essay
ACT Composite 19 23
ACT Math
ACT English
ACT Writing
SAT Critical Reading SAT Math SAT Writing
700-800 0.64% 0.41% 0.29%
600-699 7.37% 8.54% 5.45%
500-599 41.08% 44.88% 35.27%
400-499 48.45% 44.12% 51.38%
300-399 2.46% 2.05% 7.61%
200-299 0% 0% 0%
Totals should = 100% 100% 100% 100%
ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 1%
24-29 20%
18-23 66%
12-17 13%
6-11 0%
Below 6 0%
Totals should = 100% 100%
C10. High School Class Rank
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 6%
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class 22%
Percent in top half of high school graduating class 61%
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class 39%
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class 8%
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshmen) students who submitted high school class rank 69%
C11. High School GPA
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 11%
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74 11%
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 16%
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 21%
Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 37%
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49 4%
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 0%
Percent who had GPA below 1.0 0%
Totals should = 100% 100%
C12. High School GPA
Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA 3.15
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA 99%
C17. Reply policy for admitted applicants
Must reply by 05/01
Deadline for housing deposit 05/01
Amount of housing deposit $200.00
Refundable if student does not enroll? No
C13. Application Fee
Does your institution have an application fee? Yes
Amount of application fee $50.00
Can it be wavied 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
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) 02/01
Priority Date

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

C16. Notification to applications of admissions decision sent By 04/01

DEFERRED ADMISSION

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

If yes, maximum period of postponment: 1 year 

C19. 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? No 

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? No