Our Selection Process

Applicant Profile

The following statistics give a general picture of the freshman and transfer applicants and admits. We caution you against a narrow interpretation of this data. We are providing it because we are often asked to evaluate an applicant's chances of admission based on certain criteria. To make such a judgment without reviewing an entire application is impossible, but the following information may prove useful to you. Bear in mind that an applicant in the top of one group may not be in the same position on another measure and that the rigor of academic programs varies considerably among schools.

Freshmen Fall 2015

Applicants

Applicants

Admits

Admit Rate

Matriculants

42,497 2,142 5.0% 1,732
High School GPA Ranges

GPA

Percent of Applicants

Admit Rate

Percent of Admitted Class

4.0 and above 58% 7% 76%
3.70  -  3.99 28% 4% 21%
below 3.70 14% 1% 3%
High School Rank in Class

Rank

Percent of Applicants

Admit Rate

Percent of Admitted Class

Top 10% 79% 5% 97%
11% - 20% 12% <1% 2%
below 20% 9% <1% 1%
SAT Critical Reading

Score

Percent of Applicants

Admit Rate

Percent of Admitted Class

800 10% 12% 22%
700–799 35% 8% 52%
600–699 36% 3% 23%
Below 600 19% 1% 4%
SAT Math

Score

Percent of Applicants

Admit Rate

Percent of Admitted Class

800 18% 9% 29%
700–799 41% 7% 51%
600–699 29% 4% 19%
Below 600 12% <1% 2%
SAT Writing

Score

Percent of Applicants

Admit Rate

Percent of Admitted Class

800 8% 14% 21%
700–799 39% 8% 55%
600–699 34% 3% 21%
Below 600 19% 1% 4%
ACT Composite

Score

Percent of Applicants

Admit Rate

Percent of Admitted Class

30 - 36 74% 6% 88%
24 - 29 21% 3% 11%
18 - 23 5% <1% <1%

Transfer Fall 2015

Applicants

Applicants

Admits

Admit Rate

Matriculants

2,023 20 1.0% 15
SAT Critical Reading

Score

Percent of Applicants

Admit Rate

Percent of Admitted Class

800 5% 4% 20%
700 - 799 25% 1% 33%
600 - 699 33% <1% 27%
Below 600 37% <1% 20%
SAT Math

Score

Percent of Applicants

Admit Rate

Percent of Admitted Class

800 15% 0% 0%
700 - 799 33% 1% 27%
600 - 699 28% 2% 53%
Below 600 24% <1% 20%
SAT Writing

Score

Percent of Applicants

Admit Rate

Percent of Admitted Class

800 5% 2% 80%
700 - 799 28% <1% 20%
600 - 699 32% 0% 0%
Below 600 35% 0% 0%
ACT Composite

Score

Percent of Applicants

Admit Rate

Percent of Admitted Class

30 - 36 40% 1% 60%
24 - 29 35% <1% 20%
18 - 23 20% <1% 20%

Previous Years

Updated on August 5, 2015 9:29 AM