Midwestern State University - Common Data Set

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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 2012. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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.

 

C1

Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who applied

893

  

C1

Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied

1197

  
       

C1

Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted

670

  

C1

Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted

903

  
       

C1

Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled

289

  

C1

Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled

325

  
       

C1

Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled

5

  

C1

Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled

4

  
       

C2

Freshman wait-listed students (students who met admission requirements but whose final admission was contingent on space availability)

 
 

 

Yes

No

 

C2

Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list?

 

X

 

C2

If yes, please answer the questions below for Fall 2012 admissions:

 

  

C2

Number of qualified applicants offered a placed on waiting list

 

  

C2

Number accepting a place on the waiting list

 

  

C2

Number of wait-listed students admitted

 

  

C2

Is your waiting list ranked?

     

C2

If yes, do you release that information to students?

    

C2

Do you release that information to school counselors?

    
       
 

Admission Requirements

     

C3

High school completion requirement

    

C3

High school diploma is required and GED is accepted

X

   

C3

High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted

 

   

C3

High school diploma or equivalent is not required

 

   
       

C4

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

 

C4

Require

 

   

C4

Recommend

X

   

C4

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.

 

C5

 

Units
Required

Units
Recommended

 

  

C5

Total academic units

26

 

   

C5

English

4

 

   

C5

Mathematics

4

 

   

C5

Science

4

 

   

C5

    Of these, units that must be
    lab

 

 

   

C5

Foreign language

2

 

   

C5

Social studies

4

 

   

C5

History

 

 

   

C5

Academic electives

5.5

 

   

C5

Computer Science

 

 

   

C5

Visual/Performing Arts

1

 

   

C5

Other (specify)

Speech (0.5)
P.E. (1)

 

   
       
 

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:

 

C6

Open admission policy as described above for all students

 

  

C6

Open admission policy as described above for most students, but--

 

  

C6

    selective admission for out-of-state students

 

  

C6

    selective admission to some programs

 

  

C6

other (explain)

 

  
 

 

 

  
       

C7

Relative importance of each of the following academic and nonacademic factors in first-time, first-year, degree-seeking (freshman) admission decisions.

 

C7

 

Very Important

Important

Considered

Not Considered

 

C7

Academic

 

 

 

 

 

C7

Rigor of secondary school record

X

 

 

 

 

C7

Class rank

X

 

 

 

 

C7

   Academic GPA

X

 

 

 

 

C7

Standardized test scores

X

 

 

 

 

C7

Application Essay

 

 

X

 

 

C7

Recommendation(s)

 

 

 

X

 

C7

Nonacademic

 

 

 

 

 

C7

Interview

 

 

X

 

 

C7

Extracurricular activities

 

 

X

 

 

C7

Talent/ability

 

 

X

 

 

C7

Character/personal qualities

 

 

X

 

 

C7

First generation

 

 

X

 

 

C7

Alumni/ae relation

 

 

X

 

 

C7

Geographical residence

 

 

X

 

 

C7

State residency

 

 

X

 

 

C7

Religious affiliation/commitment

 

 

 

X

 

C7

Racial/ethnic status

 

 

X

 

 

C7

Volunteer work

 

 

X

 

 

C7

Work experience

 

 

X

 

 

C7

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

 

 

C8A

If yes, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution’s policies for use in admission for Fall 2014.

 

C8A

 

ADMISSION

C8A

 

Require

Recommend

Require for Some

Consider if Submitted

Not Used

C8A

SAT or ACT

X

 

 

 

 

C8A

ACT only

 

 

 

 

 

C8A

SAT only

 

 

 

 

 

C8A

SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT

 

 

 

 

X

C8A

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 2014, please indicate which ONE of the following applies: (regardless of whether the writing score will be used in the admissions process):

C8B

ACT with Writing Component required

 

  

C8B

ACT with Writing component recommended

 

  

C8B

ACT with or without Writing component accepted

X

  
       

C8C

 Please indicate how your institution will use the SAT or ACT writing component; check all that apply:

C8C

   

SAT essay

ACT essay

 

C8C

For admission

  

 

 

 

C8C

For placement

  

 

 

 

C8C

For advising

  

 

 

 

C8C

In place of an application essay

  

 

 

 

C8C

As a validity check on the application essay

  

 

 

 

C8C

No college policy as of now

  

 

 

 

C8C

Not using essay component

  

X

X

 
       

C8D

In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for academic advising?

 

C8D

 

Yes

No

   
  

X

 

   
       

C8E

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

August 7, 2013

  

C8E

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

 

  
       

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): 

 

C8F

 

 
       

C8G

Please indicate which tests your institution uses for placement (e.g., state tests):

 

C8G

SAT

X

    

C8G

ACT

X

    

C8G

SAT Subject Tests

 

    

C8G

AP

 

    

C8G

CLEP

 

    

C8G

Institutional Exam

 

    

C8G

State Exam (specify):

Accuplacer, Asset, Compass, and THEA (Texas Higher Education Assessment)

       
 

Freshman Profile

     
 

Provide percentages for ALL enrolled, degree-seeking, full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in Fall 2012, 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 2012 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.

 
       

C9

Percent submitting SAT scores

72%

Number submitting SAT scores

448

 

C9

Percent submitting ACT scores

58%

Number submitting ACT scores

359

 
       

C9

 

25th Percentile

75th Percentile

   

C9

SAT Critical Reading

440

540

   

C9

SAT Math

470

570

   
 

SAT Writing

420

520

   
 

SAT Essay

6

8

   

C9

ACT Composite

19

23

   

C9

ACT Math

19

24

   

C9

ACT English

18

23

   

C9

ACT Writing

6

7

   
       

C9

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

 

C9

 

SAT Critical Reading

SAT Math

SAT Writing

  

C9

700-800

0.90%

1.10%

0.40%

  

C9

600-699

8.30%

12.50%

4.50%

  

C9

500-599

37.50%

46.90%

31.40%

  

C9

400-499

45.80%

35.00%

47.80%

  

C9

300-399

7.10%

4.50%

15.20%

  

C9

200-299

0.40%

0.00%

0.70%

  
 

Totals should = 100%

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

  

C9

 

ACT Composite

ACT English

ACT Math

  

C9

30-36

1.70%

3.10%

1.70%

  

C9

24-29

22.00%

17.30%

31.80%

  

C9

18-23

66.00%

54.90%

48.70%

  

C9

12-17

10.00%

23.10%

17.80%

  

C9

6-11

0.30%

1.70%

0.00%

  

C9

Below 6

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

  
 

Totals should = 100%

100.00%

100.10%

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).

 

C10

Percent in top tenth of high school graduating class

12%

  

C10

Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class

28%

  

C10

Percent in top half of high school graduating class

74%

Top half +

 

C10

Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class

26%

bottom half = 100%

C10

Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class

6%

  

C10

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.

 

C11

Percent who had GPA of 3.75 and higher

29.40%

   

C11

Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74

18.10%

   

C11

Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49

17.90%

   

C11

Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24

13.00%

   

C11

Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99

16.60%

   

C11

Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49

4.40%

   

C11

Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99

0.70%

   

C11

Percent who had GPA below 1.0

0.00%

   
 

Totals should = 100%

100.10%

   
 

 

 

 

 

  

C12

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

3.44

  

C12

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

73.20%

  
       
 

Admission Policies

     

C13

Application Fee

     

C13

 

Yes

No

   

C13

Does your institution have an application fee?

X

 

   

C13

Amount of application fee:

$25.00

    

C13

 

Yes

No

   

C13

Can it be waived for applicants with financial need?

X

 

   
       

C13

If you have an application fee and an on-line application option, please indicate policy for students who apply on-line:

   

C13

Same fee:

X

    

C13

Free:

 

    

C13

Reduced:

 

    
       

C13

 

Yes

No

   

C13

Can on-line application fee be waived for applicants with financial need?

X

 

   
       

C14

Application closing date

     

C14

 

Yes

No

   

C14

Does your institution have an application closing date?

X

 

   

C14

Application closing date (fall): 

8/7

    

C14

Priority date: 

3/1

    
       

C15

 

Yes

No

 

C15

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)

  

C16

On a rolling basis beginning (date): 

1-Sep

 

   

C16

By (date): 

 

 

   

C16

Other: 

 

 

   
 

 

 

 

   
       

C17

Reply policy for admitted applicants (fill in one only)

   

C17

Must reply by (date): 

 

    

C17

No set date: 

X

    

C17

Must reply by May 1 or within _____ weeks if notified thereafter

 

    

C17

Other: 

 

    
 

 

 

    

C17

Deadline for housing deposit (MM/DD):

1st come 1st serve

   

C17

Amount of housing deposit:

$100.00

   

C17

Refundable if student does not enroll?

    

C17

     Yes, in full

X

    

C17

     Yes, in part

 

    

C17

     No

 

    
       

C18

Deferred admission

     

C18

 

Yes

No

 

C18

Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission?

 

X

 

C18

If yes, maximum period of postponement:

 

   
       

C19

Early admission of high school students

    

C19

 

Yes

No

 

C19

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.

(Initiated during 2006-2007 cycle)

 
       
 

Early Decision and Early Action Plans

    

C21

Early Decision

     

C21

 

Yes

No

 

C21

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

 

C21

If “yes,” please complete the following:

   

C21

First or only early decision plan closing date

 

  

C21

First or only early decision plan notification date

 

  

C21

Other early decision plan closing date

 

  

C21

Other early decision plan notification date

 

  

C21

For the Fall 2012 entering class:

   

C21

Number of early decision applications received by your institution

 

  

C21

Number of applicants admitted under early decision plan

 

  

C21

Please provide significant details about your early decision plan: 

 
  
       

C22

Early action

     

C22

 

Yes

No

 

C22

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

 

 

C22

If “yes,” please complete the following:

   

C22

Early action closing date

Rolling

  

C22

Early action notification date

Rolling

  
       

C22

Is your early action plan a “restrictive” plan under which you limit students from applying to other early plans?

C22

Yes

No

    

C22

 

X

    

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