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 reading 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 2009

Applicants

Applicants

Admit Rate

Matriculants

30,428 7.9% 1,703
High School GPA Ranges

GPA

Percent of Applicants

Admit Rate

Percent of Admitted Class

4.0 and above 53% 10% 67%
3.70  -  3.99 30% 7% 27%
below 3.70 16% 3% 7%
High School Rank in Class

Rank

Percent of Applicants

Admit Rate

Percent of Admitted Class

Top 10% 80% 8% 93%
11% - 20% 12% 3% 5%
21% and below 8% 2% 2%
SAT Critical Reading

Score

Percent of Applicants

Admit Rate

Percent of Admitted Class

800 9% 18% 19%
700–799 34% 11% 44%
600–699 39% 7% 32%
Below 600 19% 2% 5%
SAT Math

Score

Percent of Applicants

Admit Rate

Percent of Admitted Class

800 13% 12% 18%
700–799 44% 10% 52%
600–699 32% 7% 26%
Below 600 11% 3% 4%
SAT Writing

Score

Percent of Applicants

Admit Rate

Percent of Admitted Class

800 6% 19% 13%
700–799 38% 12% 52%
600–699 39% 6% 28%
Below 600 18% 3% 6%
ACT Composite

Score

Percent of Applicants

Admit Rate

Percent of Admitted Class

30 - 36 66% 10% 81%
24 - 29 28% 5% 18%
18 - 23 6% 2% 2%
ACT English/Writing

Score

Percent of Applicants

Admit Rate

Percent of Admitted Class

30 - 36 50% 11% 68%
24 - 29 37% 5% 25%
18 - 23 9% 3% 3%

Transfer Fall 2009

Applicants

Applicants

Admit Rate

Matriculants

1,302 1.9% 23
SAT Critical Reading

Score

Percent of Applicants

Admit Rate

Percent of Admitted Class

800 4% 3% 6%
700 - 799 24% 5% 56%
600 - 699 37% 1% 17%
Below 600 34% 1% 22%
SAT Math

Score

Percent of Applicants

Admit Rate

Percent of Admitted Class

800 9% 1% 6%
700 - 799 34% 1% 22%
600 - 699 34% 3% 44%
Below 600 23% 2% 28%
SAT Writing

Score

Percent of Applicants

Admit Rate

Percent of Admitted Class

800 3% 4% 6%
700 - 799 24% 3% 33%
600 - 699 39% 2% 33%
Below 600 34% 2% 28%
ACT Composite

Score

Percent of Applicants

Admit Rate

Percent of Admitted Class

30 - 36 42% 0% 0%
24 - 29 43% 4% 100%
18 - 23 14% 0% 0%
Below 18 1% 0% 0%
ACT English/Writing

Score

Percent of Applicants

Admit Rate

Percent of Admitted Class

30 - 36 36% 1% 25%
24 - 29 34% 2% 50%
18 - 23 18% 0% 0%
below 18 3% 0% 0%

Previous Years

Last update: June 17, 2014 10:02 AM