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 2004.  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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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 5,053
Total first-time, first-year (freshmen) women applied 6,024
Total first-time, first-year (freshmen) men admitted 3,906
Total first-time, first-year (freshmen) women admitted 4,754
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled             2,597
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled 2
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled 3,099
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled 2

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 2004 admissions:

N/AN/A
Number of qualified applicants placed on waiting list N/A
Number accepting a place on the waiting list
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  Require

Q  Recommend

Q  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  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
 



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 O Q
Extracurricular activities Q Q O Q
Talent/ability Q Q O Q
Character/personal qualities Q Q O Q
Alumni/ae relation Q Q Q O
Geographical residence Q Q Q O
State residency Q Q Q O
Religious affiliation/commitment Q Q Q O
Minority status Q Q Q O
Volunteer work Q Q Q O
Work experience Q Q Q O

SAT and ACT Policies

Note: The SAT I is now called the SAT Reasoning or the SAT; SAT II Tests are now called SAT Subject Tests. As of March 2005 the SAT Reasoning Test will include a mandatory writing component; The SAT Subject Test in Writing will not be administered after January 2005. The ACT will have an optional writing component as of February 2005.

C8. Entrance exams

A.  Does your institution make use of SAT Reasoning Test, SAT Subject Test, 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 Reasoning Test Only O Q Q Q Q
ACT O Q Q Q Q
SAT Reasoning or ACT O Q Q Q Q
SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject Tests Q O Q Q Q
SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject Tests or ACT Q O Q Q Q
Sat Subject Tests Only Q Q O Q Q

B. If your institution will make use of the act in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2006, please indicate which ONE of the following applies:

_X_ ACT with Writing component required.
___ ACT without Writing component accepted.
___ ACT with or without Writing component accepted.

C. If you institution will make use of the new SAT Reasoning Test scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2006, please indicate which ONE of the following apply.

___ New SAT Reasoning Test required..
_X__ New SAT Reasoning Test or the "old" SAT I (administered prior to March 2005 and without a writing component) accepted.

D. In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for placement or counseling [formerly of C8A]?

Placement O  Yes  Q  No
Counseling O  Yes Q  No

E.  Does your institution use the SAT I or II or the ACT for placement only?  If so, please mark the appropriate boxes below: [formerly part of C8B]

 

PLACEMENT

  Require Recommend Require for some
SAT Reasoning O Q Q
SAT Subject Tests O Q Q
ACT O Q Q
SAT Reasoning or ACT O Q Q

F .  [Formerly C8C]

Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission:  August

Latest date by which SAT Subject Test scores must be received for fall-term admission:   August

D.  [Formerly C8D]

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 2004, 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 2004 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 13.4 Number submitting SAT scores 763
Percent submitting ACT scores 86.4% Number submitting ACT scores 4,924

 

  25th percentile 75th percentile
SAT I Verbal  520  630
SAT I Math  530 640
ACT Composite 22 27
ACT English 22 28
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  7.3% 8.4% 
600-699  31.1% 35.8% 
500-599  44.3% 43.3%
400-499  16.5% 12.2%
300-399  0.7% 0.4% 
200-299  0.1% 0.0%

 

  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36  8.6% 17.1% 6.4%
24-29 47.8% 44.3% 44.5%
18-23 43.3% 36.6% 44.0%
12-17 0.3% 2.0% 5.1%
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 10th of high school graduating class 23.0%
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class 49.8%
Percent in top half of high school graduating class 80.4%
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class 19.6%
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class 4.3%

Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank:  94.0%

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 84.5%
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.9 15.5%
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 0.0%
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
: 3.41

Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA:  98.7%

Admission Policies

C13. Application fee

Does your institution have an application fee? O   Yes Q   No
Amount of application fee: $40.00    
Can it be waived for applicants with financial need? Q   Yes O   No

C14.  Application closing date

Does your institution have an application closing date? O  Yes Q  No
Application closing date (fall): April 15
Priority dateNovember 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?   
 
O  Yes      Q  No
If yes, maximum period of postponement: 1 semester

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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