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 has been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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

C1Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who applied2,285
C1Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied5,292
C1Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted803
C1Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted1,070
C1Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled266
C1Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled
C1Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled394
C1Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 

Freshman wait-listed students (students who met admission requirements but whose final admission was contingent on space availability)

 YesNo
C2Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list?X 

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

C2Number of qualified applicants offered a placed on waiting list1,531
C2Number accepting a place on the waiting list608
C2Number of wait-listed students admitted52
C2Is your waiting list ranked?
C2If yes, do you release that information to students?
C2Do you release that information to school counselors?

Admission Requirements

High school completion requirement

C3High school diploma is required and GED is acceptedX
C3High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted 
C3High school diploma or equivalent is not required 

Does your institution require or recommend a general college-preparatory program for degree-seeking students?

C4RequireX
C4Recommend 
C4Neither require nor recommend 

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.

C5 Units
Required
Units
Recommended
C5Total academic units 20
C5English 4
C5Mathematics 4
C5Science 4
C5Of these, units that must be
lab
 3
C5Foreign language 4
C5Social studies 2
C5History 2
C5Academic electives  
C5Computer Science  
C5Visual/Performing Arts  
C5Other (specify)  

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:

C6Open admission policy as described above for all students 
C6Open admission policy as described above for most students, but-- 
C6     selective admission for out-of-state students 
C6     selective admission to some programs 
C6     other (explain) 

Relative importance of each of the following academic and non-academic factors in first-time, first-year, degree-seeking (freshman) admission decisions.

C7 Very ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
C7Academic    
C7Rigor of secondary school recordX   
C7Class rank X  
C7Academic GPA X  
C7Standardized test scores X  
C7Application Essay X  
C7Recommendation(s) X  
C7Nonacademic    
C7Interview    
C7Extracurricular activities X  
C7Talent/ability X  
C7Character/personal qualities  X 
C7First-generation  X 
C7Alumni/ae relation  X 
C7Geographical residence  X 
C7State residency   X
C7Religious affiliation/commitment   X
C7Racial/ethnic status  X 
C7Volunteer work  X 
C7Work experience  X 
C7Level of applicant’s interestX

SAT and ACT Policies

Entrance exams

 YesNo
C8ADoes your institution make use of SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Test scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants?X 

If yes, place checkmarks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution’s policies for use in admission for Fall 2011.

C8AADMISSION
C8A RequireRecommendRequire for SomeConsider if SubmittedNot Used
C8ASAT or ACT     
C8AACT only     
C8ASAT only     
C8ASAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACTX    
C8ASAT Subject Tests only     

If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2010, please indicate which ONE of the following applies: (regardless of whether the writing score will be used in the admissions process):

C8BACT with Writing Component requiredX
C8BACT with Writing component recommended 
C8BACT with or without Writing component accepted 

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

C8CSAT essayACT essay
C8CFor admissionXX
C8CFor placement  
C8CFor advising  
C8CIn place of an application essay  
C8CAs a validity check on the application essayXX
C8CNo college policy as of now  
C8CNot using essay component  

In addition, does your institution use applicants’ test scores for academic advising?

C8D YesNo
X
C8ELatest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission2/15/10
C8ELatest date by which SAT Subject Test scores must be received for fall-term admission2/15/10

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):

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

C8GSAT 
C8GACT 
C8GSAT Subject Tests 
C8GAPX
C8GCLEP 
C8GInstitutional ExamX
C8GState 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 2009, including students who began studies during summer, international students/nonresident aliens, and students admitted under special arrangements.

Percent and number of first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in fall 2009 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.

C9Percent submitting SAT scores81%Number submitting SAT scores535
C9Percent submitting ACT scores35%Number submitting ACT scores234
C9 25th Percentile75th Percentile
C9SAT Critical Reading660750
C9SAT Math640720
SAT Writing660750
SAT Essay810
C9ACT Composite2932
C9ACT Math  
C9ACT English  
C9ACT Writing810

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

C9 SAT Critical ReadingSAT MathSAT Writing
C9700-80054%39%52%
C9600-69941%55%39%
C9500-5995%6%8%
C9400-499  1%
C9300-399   
C9200-299   
Totals should = 100%100%100%100%
C9 ACT CompositeACT EnglishACT Math
C930-3676%  
C924-2924%  
C918-23   
C912-17   
C96-11   
C9Below 6   
Totals should = 100%100%0%0%

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).

C10Percent in top tenth of high school graduating class67%
C10Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class95%
C10Percent in top half of high school graduating class99%Top half +
C10Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class1%bottom half = 100%
C10Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class0%
C10Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshmen) students who submitted high school class rank:63%

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.

C11Percent who had GPA of 3.75 and higher57%
C11Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.7426%
C11Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.4912%
C11Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.244%
C11Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 
C11Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49 
C11Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 
C11Percent who had GPA below 1.0 
Totals should = 100%99%
C12Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA:3.77
C12Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA:99%

Admission Policies

Application Fee

C13 YesNo
C13Does your institution have an application fee?X 
C13Amount of application fee: 
C13 YesNo
C13Can it be waived for applicants with financial need?X 

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

C13Same fee:X
C13Free: 
C13Reduced: 
C13 YesNo
C13Can online application fee be waived for applicants with financial need?X 

Application closing date

C14 YesNo
C14Does your institution have an application closing date?X 
C14Application closing date (fall):1/1
C14Priority date: 
C15 YesNo
C15Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall? X

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

C16On a rolling basis beginning (date): 
C16By (date):4/1
C16Other: 

Reply policy for admitted applicants (fill in one only)

C17Must reply by (date):5/1
C17No set date: 
C17Must reply by May 1 or within _____ weeks if notified thereafter 
C17Other: 
C17Deadline for housing deposit (MM/DD): 
C17Amount of housing deposit: 
C17Refundable if student does not enroll? 
C17Yes, in full 
C17Yes, in part 
C17No 

Deferred admission

C18 YesNo
C18Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission?X 
C18If yes, maximum period of postponement:1 year

Early admission of high school students

C19 YesNo
C19Does 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?X
C20Common ApplicationQuestion removed from CDS.(Initiated during 2006-2007 cycle)

Early Decision and Early Action Plans

Early Decision

C21 YesNo
C21Does 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?X 

If “yes,” please complete the following:

C21First or only early decision plan closing date11/15
C21First or only early decision plan notification date12/15
C21Other early decision plan closing date1/1
C21Other early decision plan notification date2/1
C21For the Fall 2009 entering class:
C21Number of early decision applications received by your institution599
C21Number of applicants admitted under early decision plan260
C21Please provide significant details about your early decision plan:
C22Early action
C22 YesNo
C22Do 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? X
C22If “yes,” please complete the following:
C22Early action closing date 
C22Early action notification date 
C22Is your early action plan a “restrictive” plan under which you limit students from applying to other early plans?
C22YesNo
C22