Strategic Planning and Analysis

Common Data Set
Fall 2005

C. FIRST-TIME, FIRST-YEAR (FRESHMAN) ADMISSION

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 2005. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, non-admission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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
2,854
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied
2,730
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted
1,556
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted
1,294
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled
662
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled
22
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled
404
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled
13

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? No.

If yes, please answer the questions below for fall 2005 admissions:

Number of qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list   _____

Number accepting a place on the waiting list                            _____

Number of wait-listed students admitted                                  _____

Is your waiting list ranked? N/A

If yes, do you release that information to students?

Do you release that information to school counselors?

First-time, First-year (Freshman) Admission Requirements

C3. High school completion requirement for degree-seeking entering students: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted


C4 General college-preparatory program for degree-seeking students: Required

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
18
24
English
4
4
Mathematics
4
4
Science
3
3
Of these, units that must be a laboratory science
3
3
Foreign language
2
3
Social studies
3
4
History
Academic electives
1.5
2.5

Other (specify): The university also recommends 0.5 units in health, 1 unit in computer science, 1.5 units of physical education and 1 unit of fine arts (0.5 units of fine arts required).

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 your first-time, first-year, degree-seeking (freshman) admission decisions.

 
Very Important
Important
Considered
Not Considered
Academic
Rigor of secondary school record
X
  
  
  
Class rank
X
  
  
  
Academic GPA
X
   
   
   
Standardized test scores
X
  
  
Application Essay   
X
   
  
Recommendation   
  
X
  
Non Academic
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

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.

If yes, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution’s policies for use in admission for Fall 2007.

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

In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for placement? Yes. For counseling? Yes.

B. If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2007, please indicate which ONE of the following applies:

X    ACT with Writing component required

___ ACT without Writing component recommended.

___ ACT with or without Writing component accepted

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

      For admission

      For placement

      For advising

      In place of an application essay

      As a validity check on the application essay

      No college policy as of now

D. In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for academic advising ? 
___ yes ___ no

E. Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission  08/01

    Latest date by which SAT Subject Test scores must be received for fall-term admission   08/01

F. 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):  The Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) exam required for some based on their high school performance.

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

SAT

ACT
SAT Subject Tests (Math) 
X
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 2005, 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 2005 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 verbal for a category of students) or combine other standardized test results (such as TOEFL) in this item. SAT scores should be re-centered scores. 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.

Those submitting SAT scores: Percent - 96%   Number 1,052

Those submitting ACT scores: Percent - 39%   Number 425

 
25th Percentile
75th Percentile
SAT I Verbal
540
670
SAT I Math
580
700
ACT Composite
24
29
ACT English
22
29
ACT Math
24
29

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

SAT I Verbal
SAT I Math
700 - 800
14%
19%
600 - 699
36%
47%
500 - 599
37%
30%
400 - 499
11%
4%
300 - 399
2%
0%
200 - 299
0%
0%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math
30 - 36
21%
21%
21%
24 - 29
55%
43%
55%
18 - 23
22%
32%
21%
12 - 17
2%
4%
3%
6 - 11
0%
0%
0%
Below 6
0%
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 information).

Percent in top tenth of high school graduating class
41%
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class
74%
Percent in top half of high school graduating class
96%
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class
4%
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class
0%
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank:
90

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
34%
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74
33%
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49
13%
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24
12%
Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99
5%
Percent who had GPA between 2.00 and 2.49
3%
Percent who had GPA between 1.00 and 1.99
0%
Percent who had GPA below 1.00
0%

C12. Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA: 3.56

Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: 96%

Admission Policies and Procedures

C13. Application fee

Does your institution have an application fee? Yes

Amount of application fee:  $50.00

Can it be waived 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:  X

Free: _____

Reduced: ____

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): July 1

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

C16. Notification to applicants of admission decision sent: As decision is made.

C17. Reply policy for admitted applicants:

Must reply by (date):  __________

No set date:  __________

Must reply by May 1 or within _____ weeks if notified thereafter

Other:  By registration.

Deadline for housing deposit (MMDD): 06/30

Amount of housing deposit: $100

Refundable if student does not enroll?

   Yes, in full (if by May 31)

___ Yes, in part

___  No

Note: There is also an application fee of $35.  Freshmen must pay a co-signer application fee of $35. 

C18. Deferred admission: Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission? Yes. If yes, maximum period of postponement: one year

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? Yes.

C20. Common application: Will you accept the Common Application distributed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals if submitted? No. Is your college a member of the Common Application Group? 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.

C22. Early action: Do you have a non-binding 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? No.

 

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