Office Of Institutional Research

Common Data Set


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 who applied, were admitted, and enrolled (full- or part-time) in Fall 2003. Include early decision, early action, and students who began studies during summer in this cohort. Applicants include all students who fulfilled the requirements for consideration for admission (including payment or waiving of the application fee, if any) and who have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, no admission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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 (freshman) men who applied 5,603
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied 5,816
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) who applied 11,419
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted 3,360
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted 3,585
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) who were admitted 6,945
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 1,456
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 1,293
Total full-time, first-time , first-year (freshman) who enrolled 2,749
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 8
Total part-time, first-time , first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 10
Total part-time, first-time , first-year (freshman) who enrolled 18

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? Yes       No      

If yes, please answer the questions below for Fall 2003 admissions:
Number of qualified applicants placed on waiting list 436
Number accepting a place on the waiting list 436
Number of wait-listed students admitted 181

Admission Requirements

C3. High school completion requirement
High school completion requirement(s) for degree-seeking entering students:
High school diploma is required and GED is accepted      
High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted      
High school diploma or equivalent is not required      

C4. Does your institution require or recommend a general college preparatory program for degree-seeking students?
Require    
Recommend    
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 equivalent). If you use a different system for calculating units, please convert.

  Units required Units recommended
Total academic units 19  
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3  
   -of these, units that must be lab 3 4
Foreign language 3  
Social Studies 3  
History 1  
Academic electives 2  
Other: PE or ROTC 1  

Basis for Selection

C6. 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:

Open admission policy as described above for all students      
Open admission policy as described above for most students, but
selective admission for out-of-state students      
selective admission to some programs      
Other (explain)
Admission is selective to all programs. 

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
Class rank
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Essays
Non-Academic        
Interview
Extracurricular activities
Talent/ability
Character/personal qualities
Alumni/ae relation
Geographical residence
State residency
Religious affiliation/commitment
Minority status
Volunteer work
Work experience

SAT and ACT Policies

C8. Entrance exams
A. Does your institution make use of SAT I, SAT II, or ACT scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants? Yes       No      

If yes, please select the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution's policies for use in admission.

  ADMISSIONS
  Require Recommend Require for some Consider if submitted Not used
SAT I
ACT
SAT I or ACT (no preference)
SAT I or ACT-SAT I preferred
SAT I or ACT-ACT preferred
SAT I or SAT II
SAT I and SAT II or ACT
SAT II

In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for placement or counseling?

Placement Yes       No      
Counseling Yes       No      

B. Does your institution use the SAT I or II or the ACT for placement only? If so, please mark the appropriate boxes below:
  PLACEMENT
  Require Recommend Require for some
SAT I
SAT II
ACT
SAT I or ACT


C. Latest date by which SAT I or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission: 04/30
Latest date by which SAT II scores must be received for fall-term admission:  
D. If necessary, use this space to clarify your test policies (e.g. if tests recommended for some students, or if tests not required of some students):
Once the writing sample portion of the SAT is instituted, it will be required by Clemson Univ. The same will be true for the ACT writing sample.

Freshman Profile

Provide percentages for ALL enrolled, degree-seeking, full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in Fall 2003, 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 2003 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 86 
Percent submitting ACT scores 14 
Number submitting SAT scores 2,382 
Number submitting ACT scores 385 

  25th percentile 75th percentile
SAT I Verbal 550  630 
SAT I Math 570  660 
ACT Composite 24  29 
ACT English    
ACT Math    

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

  SAT I Verbal SAT I Math
700-800 13 
600-699 40  50 
500-599 44  32 
400-499
300-399
200-299

  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 20       
24-29 59       
18-23 20       
12-17      
6-11      
below 6      

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 42 
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class 77 
Percent in top half of high school graduating class 97 
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank: 100 

C11. Percent 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 a GPA of 3.0 or higher 95 
Percent who had a GPA between 2.0 and 2.99
Percent who had a GPA between 1.0 and 1.99
Percent who had a GPA below 1.0

C12.
Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshman) students who submitted GPA: 3.99 
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: 100 

Admission Policies

C13. Application Fee
Does your institution have an application fee? Yes       No      
Amount of application fee 40  
Can it be waived for applicants with financial need? Yes       No      

C14. Application Closing Date
Does your institution have an application closing date? Yes       No      
Application closing date (Fall) 05/01
Priority date 12/01

C15.
Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall? Yes       No      

C16. Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only)
On a rolling basis beginning (date) 02/15
By (date)  
Other  

C17. Reply policy for admitted applicants (fill in one only)
Must reply by (date)  
No set date
Must reply by May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified thereafter
Other  

C18. Deferred admission:
Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission? Yes       No      
If yes, maximum period of postponement:  

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? Yes   No

C20. Common application
Will you accept the Common Application distributed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals if submitted? Yes     No
If "yes," are supplemental forms required? Yes     No
Is your college a member of the Common Application Group? Yes     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? Yes     No

If "yes," please complete the following:

First or only early decision plan closing date  
First or only early decision plan notification date  
Other early decision plan closing date  
Other early decision plan notification date  
Number of early decision applicants received by your institution for the Fall 2003 entering class:  
Number of applicants admitted under early decision plan for the Fall 2003 entering class:  
Please provide significant details about your early decision plan.  

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? Yes       No      

If "yes," please complete the following:

Early action closing date 12/01
Early action notification date 02/15