Common Data Set C: First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Admission (2007-2008)

Applications

C1 First-time, first-year (freshman) students:

Provide the number of degree-seeking, first-time, first-year students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled (full- or part-time) in Fall 2007. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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.
  For each of the sections below, please fill in either the breakdown of men/women or the total applied, admitted and enrolled.

*Please fill in this field, only if you cannot provide the men/women breakdown.
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?

  If yes, please answer the questions below for Fall 2007 admissions:
Is your waiting list ranked?

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:
 

C4 Does your institution require or recommend a general college preparatory program for degree-seeking students?
 



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 equivalent). If you use a different system for calculating units, please convert.
  Units
required
Units
recommended
 
Total academic units

English

Mathematics

Science

   Of these, units that must be lab

Foreign language

Social Studies

History

Academic electives

Computer Science

Visual/Performing Arts

Other (explain)
                 

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? If so, check which applies:
 

Open admission policy as described above for most students, but

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 record  
Class rank  
Academic GPA  
Standardized test scores  
Application Essay  
Recommendation(s)  

Non-Academic
  Very important Important Considered Not considered  
Interview  
Extracurricular activities  
Talent/ability  
Character/personal qualities  
First Generation  
Alumni/ae relation  
Geographical residence  
State residency  
Religious affiliation/commitment  
Racial/ethnic status  
Volunteer work  
Work experience  
Level of applicant's interest  

SAT and ACT Policies

C8 Entrance exams
Does your institution make use of SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Test scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year degree-seeking applicants?

  If yes, please select the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution's policies for use in admission for Fall 2009.
  ADMISSIONS
  Require Recommend Require for some Consider if submitted Not Used  
SAT or ACT  
ACT Only  
SAT only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests only  

B. If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2009, please indicate which ONE of the following applies (regardless of whether the writing score will be used in the admissions process):



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

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

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

Freshman Profile

Provide percentages for ALL enrolled, degree-seeking, full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in Fall 2007, 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 2007 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.
%
%
  25th percentile 75th percentile  
SAT Critical Reading

SAT Math

SAT Writing

SAT Essay

ACT Composite

ACT Math

ACT English

ACT Writing

  Percent of first-time, first-year (freshman) students with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math SAT Writing  
700-800
% % %

600-699
% % %

500-599
% % %

400-499
% % %

300-399
% % %

200-299
% % %

Totals (should = 100%)
% % %

  ACT
Composite
ACT
English
ACT Math  
30-36
% % %

24-29
% % %

18-23
% % %

12-17
% % %

6-11
% % %

below 6
% % %

Totals (should = 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).
%
%
  Top half + bottom half = 100%
%
%
%
%
%
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.
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Admission Policies

C13 Application Fee
Does your institution have an application fee?

Can it be waived for applicants with financial need?

  If you have an application fee and an on-line application option, please indicate policy for students who apply on-line:
Same fee:

Free:

Reduced:

Can on-line application fee be waived for applicants with financial need?

C14 Application Closing Date
Does your institution have an application closing date?

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

weeks if notified thereafter
Deadline for housing deposit (MMDD):
                                                                                        

Refundable if student does not enroll?

C18 Deferred admission:
Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission?

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?

C20 Common application: Question removed from CDS.

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:
  For the Fall 2007 entering class:
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?

  If "yes," please complete the following:
Is your early action plan a “restrictive” plan under which you limit students from applying to other early plans?

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