Strategic Planning and Analysis

Common Data Set
Fall 2006

C. 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 2006. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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 2,396
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied 2,234
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted 1,325
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted 1,043
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 659
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 16
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 394
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 16

 

C2 Freshman wait-listed students (students who met admission requirements but whose final admission was contingent on space availability)
Yes No
Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list? x
If yes, please answer the questions below for fall 2006 admissions:
Number of qualified applicants offered a placed on waiting list
Number accepting a place on the waiting list
Number of wait-listed students admitted
Is your waiting list ranked?
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
High school diploma is required and GED is accepted x
High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
High school diploma or equivalent is not required
C4 Does your institution require or recommend a general college-preparatory program for degree-seeking students?
Require x
Recommend
Neither require nor 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 18 24
English 4 4
Mathematics 3.5 4
Science 3 3
    Of these, units that must be
    lab
3 3
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 3 4
History
Academic electives 1.5 2.5
Other (specify) 0.5 4
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?  If so, check which applies:
Open admission policy as described above for all students 
Open admission policy as described above for most students, but--
    selective admission for out-of-state students
    selective admission to some programs
other (explain) 

 

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 Considered
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 
Yes No
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?    x
If yes, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution’s policies for use in admission for Fall 2008.
ADMISSION
Require Recommend Require for Some Consider if Submitted
SAT or ACT x
ACT only
SAT only
SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT
SAT Subject Tests only x

 

C8B If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2008, please indicate which ONE of the following applies: (regardless of whether the writing score will be used in the admissions process):
ACT with Writing Component required x
ACT with Writing component recommended
ACT with or without Writing component accepted

 

C8C  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 x
Not using essay component

 

C8D In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for academic advising?
Yes No

 

C8E Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission 8/1
Latest date by which SAT Subject Test scores must be received for fall-term admission 8/1

 

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

 

C8G Please indicate which tests your institution uses for placement (e.g., state tests):
SAT
ACT
SAT Subject Tests 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 2006, 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 2006 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 submitting SAT scores 96% Number submitting SAT scores 1,047
Percent submitting ACT scores 41% Number submitting ACT scores 444

 

25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 550 670
SAT Math 590 690
SAT Writing
SAT Essay
ACT Composite 24 29
ACT Math 25 30
ACT English 23 29
ACT Writing

 

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

 

SAT Critical Reading SAT Math SAT Writing
700-800 14% 24%
600-699 44% 49%
500-599 34% 25%
400-499 8% 2%
300-399 1% 0%
200-299 0% 0%
Totals should = 100% 100.00% 100.00% 0.00%

 

ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 23% 23% 29%
24-29 57% 48% 58%
18-23 19% 24% 12%
12-17 0% 4% 1%
6-11 0% 1% 0%
Below 6 0% 0% 0%
Totals should = 100% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

 

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 (freshmen) students who submitted high school class rank: 88%

 

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 31%
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74 31%
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 15%
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 17%
Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 4%
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49 2%
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 0%
Percent who had GPA below 1.0 0%
Totals should = 100% 99%

 

C12 Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA:   3.53%
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA:   96%

 

Admission Policies

C13 Application Fee
Yes No
Does your institution have an application fee? x
Amount of application fee:
$50.00
Yes No
Can it be waived for applicants with financial need? x

 

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:

 

Yes No
Can on-line application fee be waived for applicants with financial need? x

 

C14 Application closing date
Yes No
Does your institution have an application closing date?
x
Application closing date (fall):  
7/1
Priority date:  

 

C15 Yes No
Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall? x

 

C16 Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only)
On a rolling basis beginning (date):  
x
By (date):  
Other:  as decision is made

 

C17 Reply policy for admitted applicants (fill in one only)
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 (MM/DD):  6/30
Amount of housing deposit:   $           100.00
Refundable if student does not enroll?
     Yes, in full*
x
     Yes, in part
     No
*If notified institution by May 1

 

C18 Deferred admission
Yes No
Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission? x
If yes, maximum period of postponement: 1 year

 

C19 Early admission of high school students
Yes No
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? x

 

C20 Common Application Question removed from CDS.

 

Early Decision and Action Plans

C21 Early Decision
Yes No
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?  x
If “yes,” please complete the following: 
First or only early decision plan closing date
First or only early decision plan notification date
Other early decision plan closing date
Other early decision plan notification date
For the Fall 2006 entering class:
Number of early decision applications received by your institution
Number of applicants admitted under early decision plan
Please provide significant details about your early decision plan:  

 

C22 Early action
Yes No
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?  x
If “yes,” please complete the following: 
Early action closing date
Early action notification date
Is your early action plan a “restrictive” plan under which you limit students from applying to other early plans?
 
Yes
No

 

 

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