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CDS 2010 First-time, first-year (Freshmen) Admission


C1. First-time, first-year (freshmen) students

Total men applied 8079
Total women applied 11732
Total men admitted 3174
Total women admitted 4370
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled 428
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled 0
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled 581
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled 1

C2. Freshmen Wait-Listed Students

Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list? Yes
Number of qualified applicants offered a place on the waiting list 0
Number accepting a place on the waiting list 0
Number of wait-listed students admitted 0
Is your wait list ranked?
If yes, do you release that information to students?
Do you release that information to school counselors?


C3. High school requirement for degree-seeking students High school diploma or GED is required
C4. General college preparatory program requirement Recommend


C5. Distribution of high school required and/or recommended Units required Units recommended
Total academic units 16-18*
English 4
Mathematics 3-4*
Science of these, units that must be lab   2-3*
Foreign language 2
Social studies 2
History 1
Academic electives 1
Computer Science -
Visual/Performing Arts 1
Other (specify) *Science Majors

C6. Do you have an open admission policy, under which virtually all secondary school graduates or students with GED's are admitted without regard to academic record, test scores, or other qualifications? No

C7. Importance of Factors in First-Time, First-Year, Degree-Seeking Admission Decisions

Academic Factors
Class rank Considered
Academic GPA Important
Application essay Important
Recommendations Important
Rigor of secondary school record Very important
Standardized test scores Important
Non-Academic Factors
Alumni/ae relation Considered
Character/personal qualities Considered
First generation Important
Extracurricular activities Important
Geographical residence Considered
Interview Not considered
Minority status Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment Not considered
State residency Not considered
Talent/ability Considered
Volunteer work Considered
Work experience Considered
Level of applicant’s Interest Considered
Racial/ethnic status Not Considered

C8. Entrance Exams

Does your institution make use of SAT, SAT Subject, or ACT scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants? Yes
Exams required, recommended, required for some, considered, or not used for admission:
   SAT or ACT Required
   SAT Subject Tests Recommend
ACT with or without Writing component accepted Yes
Please indicate how your institution will use the SAT or ACT essay component:
   No policy as of now Yes
Please indicate which tests your institution uses for placement:
SAT Subject Tests Yes
AP Yes
Institutional Exam Yes
Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission. 1/31
 C9. Percent of First-Time, First-Year Students who Submitted SAT/ACT Scores  Percent Number
Submitting SAT scores 90% 907
Submitting ACT scores  40% 406
Percentile Scores  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Verbal (Critical Reading)  510 630
SAT Math 530 660
SAT Writing 510 630
ACT Composite 22 28


Percent of First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Students
with Scores in Each Range 
SAT Verbal SAT Math SAT Writing
700-800 5.8% 15.2% 7.7%
600-699  30.6% 34.4% 27.6%
500-599  42.6% 35.2% 44.0%
400-499 19.2% 13.2% 18.4%
300-399 1.8% 1.9% 2.2%
200-299 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
ACT Comp ACT Eng ACT Math
30-36 17.3% - -
24-29 47.2% - -
18-23  32.6% - -
12-17  3.0% - -
6-11  0.0% - -
Below 6  0.0% - -

C10. High School Class Rank

Percent in top 10th of high school graduating class -
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class -
Percent in top half of high school graduating class -
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class -
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class -
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank -

C11-12. High School GPA

Percent who had GPA of 3.75 and higher 29.3%
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74  24.4%
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 21.1%
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 15.0%
Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 9.2%
Percent who had GPA between 2.00 and 2.49 1.0%
Percent who had GPA between 1.00 and 1.99 0.0%
Percent who had GPA below 1.0 0.0%
Average high school GPA of degree-seeking first-time, first year (freshmen) students who submitted GPA  3.49
Percent of total first-time, first year (freshmen) who submitted high school GPA 99%

Admission Policies
C13. Application Fee

Does your institution have an application fee? Yes
Amount of application fee (paper) $60
(online) $0
Can it be waived for applicants with financial need? Yes
For online applications is the application fee waived? Yes

C14. Application Closing Date

Does your institution have an application closing date?  1/15
Priority date? 11/15

C15. Terms Other than Fall

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

C16. Notification of Admission Decision

Notification to applicants of admission decision sent 3/15 and then rolling

C17. Reply Policy for Admitted Applicants

Date by which admitted applicants must reply May 1
Deadline for housing deposit
Amount of housing deposit $200

Is the housing deposit refundable if student does not enroll?

Yes, if canceled by 5/1

C18. Deferred Admission

May students postpone enrollment after admission?  Yes
If yes, maximum period of postponement 1 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? No

C20. Common Application (item removed)

Early Decision and Early Action Plans
C21. Early Decision

Does your institution offer an early decision plan for first-time, first-year (freshman) applicants for fall enrollment? No

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? Yes
Early action closing date 11/15
Early action notification date 1/15
Is your early action plan a “restrictive” plan under which you limit students from applying to other early plans? No