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 2000.  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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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 (freshmen) men applied 4,386
Total first-time, first-year (freshmen) women applied 5,403
Total first-time, first-year (freshmen) men admitted 3,311
Total first-time, first-year (freshmen) women admitted 4,277
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled             2,269
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled 6
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled 2,803
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled 9

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?
     
Q  Yes       O   No
If yes, please answer the questions below for fall 2000 admissions:

Number of qualified applicants placed on waiting list N/A
Number accepting a place on the waiting list N/A
Number of wait-listed students admitted N/A

Admission Requirements

C3.  High school completion requirement
Check the appropriate box to identify your high school completion requirement for degree-seeking entering students:

O  High school diploma is required and GED is accepted

Q High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted

Q High school diploma or equivalent is not required

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

O  Required

Q  Recommended

Q  Neither required nor recommended

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  17.5  
English  4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
    Of these, units that must be lab    
Foreign language  2  
Social studies  3  
History    
Academic electives  2  
Other (specify)  � Computer 
Studies
 

*Note:  Specific academic units with 2.50 gpa  with 20 ACT beginning Fall 2000

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:     NO  

Open admission policy as described above for all students:  N/A

Open admission policy as described above for most students, but:
selective admission for out-of-state students:  N/A
selective admission to some programs: N/A
other (explain):  N/A

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
Secondary school record O Q Q Q
Class rank Q O Q Q
Recommendation(s) Q Q O Q
Standardized test scores O Q Q Q
Essay Q Q O Q
    Nonacademic        
Interview Q Q Q O
Extracurricular activities Q Q O Q
Talent/ability Q Q O Q
Character/personal qualities Q Q O Q
Alumni/ae relation Q Q O Q
Geographical residence Q Q O Q
State residency Q Q O Q
Religious affiliation/commitment Q Q Q O
Minority status Q Q O Q
Volunteer work Q Q O Q
Work experience Q Q O Q

SAT and ACT Policies

C8. Entrance exams

A.  Does your institution make use of SAT I, SAT II, or ACT scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants?        O  Yes      Q No

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

 

ADMISSION

  Require Recommend Require for some Considered if submitted Not used
SAT I Q Q Q Q Q
ACT Q Q Q Q Q
SAT I or ACT (no preference) O Q Q Q Q
SAT I or ACT--SAT I preferred Q Q Q Q Q
SAT I or ACT--ACT preferred Q Q Q Q Q
SAT I and SAT II Q Q Q Q O
SAT I and SAT II or ACT Q Q Q Q O
SAT II Q Q Q Q O

In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for placement or counseling?

Placement O  Yes  Q  No
Counseling O  Yes Q  No

B.  Does your institution use the SAT I or II or the ACT for placement only?  If so, please mark the appropriate boxes below:

 

PLACEMENT

  Require Recommend Require for some
SAT I O Q Q
SAT II Q Q Q
ACT O Q Q
SAT I or ACT O Q Q

C.  Latest date by which SAT I or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission:  June 1
Latest date by which SAT II scores must be received for fall-term admission:   N/A

D.  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): Non Louisiana Residents must score at least 17 on the ACT or 830 on the SAT


Freshman Profile

Provide percentages for ALL enrolled degree-seeking full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in fall 2000, 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 2000 who submitted national standardized (SAT/ACT) test scores.   Include information for ALL enrolled, first-time, first-year (freshman) degree-seeking 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 recentered 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.

Percent submitting SAT scores N/A Number submitting SAT scores N/A
Percent submitting ACT scores 95% Number submitting ACT scores 4,857

 

  25th percentile 75th percentile
SAT I Verbal  N/A  N/A
SAT I Math  N/A  N/A
ACT Composite  21  26
ACT English  21  27
ACT Math  20  26

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

  SAT I Verbal SAT I Math
700-800  N/A N/A 
600-699  N/A N/A 
500-599  N/A N/A
400-499  N/A N/A
300-399  N/A N/A 
200-299  N/A N/A

 

  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36  6.4 12.2 6.2
24-29  41.7 42.3 36.3
18-23  49.9 41.3 49.2
12-17  2.0 4.1 8.4
6-11  0  0.1  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 10th of high school graduating class 26.0%
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class 56.0%
Percent in top half of high school graduating class 85.0%
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class 15.0%
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class 3.0%

Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank:  78%

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 3.0 and higher 66.1%
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.9 32.1%
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 0.3%
Percent who had GPA below 1.0 0.0%

C12.  Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking first-time, first-year (freshman) students
            who submitted GPA
: 3.22

Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA:  98.5%

Admission Policies

C13. Application fee

Does your institution have an application fee? O   Yes Q   No
Amount of application fee: $25.00    
Can it be waived for applicants with financial need? O   Yes Q   No

C14.  Application closing date

Does your institution have an application closing date? O  Yes Q  No
Application closing date (fall): May 1
Priority dateDecember 15

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

C16. Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only):

On a rolling basis beginning (date)     September 1    
By (date):  _______
Other: _______

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

Must reply by (date):              
No set date:     X    
Must reply by May 1 or within              weeks if notified thereafter
Other:            
 

C18. Deferred admission: Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission?   
 
Q  Yes      O  No

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?     
  
O  Yes              Q  No          

C20.  Common application: Will you accept the Common Application distributed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals if submitted?     Q  Yes       O    No

If "yes," are supplemental forms required?

N/A

Is your college a member of the Common Application Group?

Q   Yes O     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?    Q  Yes        O    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?     Q  Yes       O    No

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