Midwestern State University - Common Data Set

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C. FIRST-TIME, FIRST-YEAR (FRESHMAN) ADMISSION 
       
 Applications     
C1First-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 2007. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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. 
C1Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who applied737  
C1Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied801  
       
C1Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted505  
C1Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted549  
       
C1Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled351  
C1Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled14  
       
C1Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled385  
C1Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled12  
       
C2Freshman wait-listed students (students who met admission requirements but whose final admission was contingent on space availability) 
  YesNo 
C2Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list? X 
C2If yes, please answer the questions below for fall 2007 admissions:   
C2Number of qualified applicants offered a placed on waiting list   
C2Number accepting a place on the waiting list   
C2Number of wait-listed students admitted   
C2Is your waiting list ranked?     
C2If yes, do you release that information to students?    
C2Do you release that information to school counselors?    
       
 Admission Requirements    
C3High school completion requirement    
C3High school diploma is required and GED is acceptedX   
C3High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted    
C3High school diploma or equivalent is not required    
       
C4Does your institution require or recommend a general college-preparatory program for degree-seeking students? 
C4Require    
C4RecommendX   
C4Neither require nor recommend    
       
C5Distribution 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. 
C5 Units
Required
Units
Recommended
   
C5Total academic units15    
C5English4    
C5Mathematics3    
C5Science2    
C5    Of these, units that must be
    lab
     
C5Foreign language     
C5Social studies     
C5History     
C5Academic electives6    
C5Computer Science     
C5Visual/Performing Arts     
C5Other (specify)     
       
 Basis for Selection     
C6Do 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: 
C6Open admission policy as described above for all students    
C6Open admission policy as described above for most students, but--   
C6    selective admission for out-of-state students   
C6    selective admission to some programs   
C6other (explain)    
     
       
C7Relative importance of each of the following academic and nonacademic factors in first-time, first-year, degree-seeking (freshman) admission decisions. 
C7 Very ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered 
C7Academic     
C7Rigor of secondary school recordX    
C7Class rankX    
C7   Academic GPAX    
C7Standardized test scoresX    
C7Application Essay  X  
C7Recommendation(s)   X 
C7Nonacademic     
C7Interview  X  
C7Extracurricular activities  X  
C7Talent/ability  X  
C7Character/personal qualities  X  
C7First generation   X  
C7Alumni/ae relation  X  
C7Geographical residence  X  
C7State residency  X  
C7Religious affiliation/commitment   X 
C7Racial/ethnic status  X  
C7Volunteer work  X  
C7Work experience  X  
C7Level of applicant’s interest  X  
       
 SAT and ACT Policies     
C8Entrance exams      
  YesNo 
C8ADoes your institution make use of SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Test scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants?   X  
C8AIf yes, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution’s policies for use in admission for Fall 2009. 
C8A ADMISSION
C8A RequireRecommendRequire for SomeConsider if SubmittedNot Used
C8ASAT or ACTX    
C8AACT only     
C8ASAT only     
C8ASAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT    X
C8ASAT Subject Tests only    X
       
C8BIf your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2009, please indicate which ONE of the following applies: (regardless of whether the writing score will be used in the admissions process):
C8BACT with Writing Component requiredX  
C8BACT with Writing component recommended   
C8BACT with or without Writing component accepted   
       
C8C Please indicate how your institution will use the SAT or ACT writing component; check all that apply:
C8CFor admission  X  
C8CFor placement  X  
C8CFor advising  X  
C8CIn place of an application essay     
C8CAs a validity check on the application essay     
C8CNo college policy as of now     
C8CNot using essay component     
       
C8DIn addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for academic advising? 
C8D YesNo   
       
       
C8ELatest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admissionAugust 7th  
C8ELatest date by which SAT Subject Test scores must be received for fall-term admissionN/A  
       
C8FIf 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):   
C8F  
       
C8GPlease indicate which tests your institution uses for placement (e.g., state tests): 
C8GSATX    
C8GACTX    
C8GSAT Subject Tests     
C8GAP     
C8GCLEP     
C8GInstitutional Exam     
C8GState Exam (specify):Texas Academic Skills Program (TSI)  
       
 Freshman Profile     
 Provide percentages for ALL enrolled, degree-seeking, full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in fall 2007, including students who began studies during summer, international students/nonresident aliens, and students admitted under special arrangements. 
       
C9Percent and number of first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in fall 2007 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. 
       
C9Percent submitting SAT scores81%Number submitting SAT scores614 
C9Percent submitting ACT scores53%Number submitting ACT scores401 
       
C9 25th Percentile75th Percentile   
C9SAT Critical Reading450550   
C9SAT Math460560   
 SAT Writing440530   
 SAT Essay68   
C9ACT Composite1923   
C9ACT Math1824   
C9ACT English1823   
C9ACT Writing68   
       
C9Percent of first-time, first-year (freshman) students with scores in each range: 
C9 SAT Critical ReadingSAT MathSAT Writing  
C9700-8001.10%1.30%0.30%  
C9600-69911.70%12.38%5.60%  
C9500-59933.70%41.37%38.60%  
C9400-49947.90%40.23%47.10%  
C9300-3995.40%4.56%8.40%  
C9200-2990.20%0.16%0.00%  
 Totals should = 100%100.00%100.00%100.00%  
C9 ACT CompositeACT EnglishACT Math  
C930-360.75%2.74%1.75%  
C924-2920.70%18.70%24.69%  
C918-2369.33%54.37%54.86%  
C912-179.22%23.19%18.70%  
C96-11 1.00%   
C9Below 6     
 Totals should = 100%100.00%100.00%100.00%  
C10Percent 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). 
C10Percent in top tenth of high school graduating class12%  
C10Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class38%  
C10Percent in top half of high school graduating class75%Top half +  
C10Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class25%bottom half = 100%
C10Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class5%  
C10Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshmen) students who submitted high school class rank:94% 
       
C11Percentage 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. 
C11Percent who had GPA of 3.75 and higher16.05%   
C11Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.7421.69%   
C11Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.4918.87%   
C11Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.2417.14%   
C11Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.9918.66%   
C11Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.496.29%   
C11Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.991.30%   
C11Percent who had GPA below 1.00.00%   
 Totals should = 100%100.00%   
       
C12Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA:  3.26  
C12Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA:  60.50%  
       
 Admission Policies     
C13Application Fee     
C13 YesNo   
C13Does your institution have an application fee?X    
C13Amount of application fee:$25.00    
C13 YesNo   
C13Can it be waived for applicants with financial need? X   
       
C13If you have an application fee and an on-line application option, please indicate policy for students who apply on-line:   
C13Same fee:X    
C13Free:     
C13Reduced:     
       
C13 YesNo   
C13Can on-line application fee be waived for applicants with financial need?X    
       
C14Application closing date     
C14 YesNo   
C14Does your institution have an application closing date?X    
C14Application closing date (fall):  8/7    
C14Priority date:  7/1    
       
C15 YesNo 
C15Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall?X  
       
C16Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only)  
C16On a rolling basis beginning (date):  1-Sep    
C16By (date):       
C16Other:       
       
       
C17Reply policy for admitted applicants (fill in one only)   
C17Must reply by (date):       
C17No set date:  X    
C17Must reply by May 1 or within _____ weeks if notified thereafter     
C17Other:       
       
C17Deadline for housing deposit (MM/DD): 1st come 1st serve   
C17Amount of housing deposit: 100.00   
C17Refundable if student does not enroll?    
C17     Yes, in fullX    
C17     Yes, in part     
C17     No     
       
C18Deferred admission     
C18 YesNo 
C18Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission? X 
C18If yes, maximum period of postponement:    
       
C19Early admission of high school students    
C19 YesNo 
C19Does 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 
       
C20Common ApplicationQuestion removed from CDS.(Initiated during 2006-2007 cycle) 
       
 Early Decision and Early Action Plans   
C21Early Decision     
C21 YesNo 
C21Does 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 
C21If “yes,” please complete the following:    
C21First or only early decision plan closing date   
C21First or only early decision plan notification date   
C21Other early decision plan closing date   
C21Other early decision plan notification date   
C21For the Fall 2007 entering class:   
C21Number of early decision applications received by your institution   
C21Number of applicants admitted under early decision plan   
C21Please provide significant details about your early decision plan:   
  
       
C22Early action     
C22 YesNo 
C22Do 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  
C22If “yes,” please complete the following:    
C22Early action closing daterolling  
C22Early action notification daterolling  
       
C22Is your early action plan a “restrictive” plan under which you limit students from applying to other early plans?
C22YesNo    
C22 X    


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