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Academic Preparation of New First-Year Students1

(for Fall Semester in Academic Yearas 2004-05 through 2013-14)

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Indicator Score 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
High School Rank Average Rank 76% 75% 76% 78% 79% 81% 82% 83% 84% 85%
    Percent in Top Tenth 27% 27% 28% 31% 30% 35% 37% 39% 41% 44%
    Percent in Top Half 92% 90% 91% 92% 93% 95% 95% 97% 97% 98%
    Percent in Bottom Half 8% 10% 9% 8% 7% 5% 5% 3% 3% 3%
  Percent Who Submitted Class Rank 82% 78% 74% 72% 68% 62% 58% 52% 52% 49%
High School GPA2 Average GPA 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.7
  Percent Who Submitted GPA 87% 91% 92% 93% 92% 87% 84% 79% 83% 84%
ACT Average ACT Score 25 25 25 25 26 26 26 27 27 27
    25th Percentile Score 22 23 22 23 23 23 23 24 24 24
    75th Percentile Score 28 28 28 28 29 29 29 30 30 30
  Percent Who Submitted ACT Scores 41% 40% 39% 42% 45% 46% 48% 46% 52% 54%
SAT Average Critical Reading Plus Math Score 1149 1150  
    25th Percentile Score 1030 1030
    75th Percentile Score 1260 1260
  Average Verbal Test Score 558 557
    25th Percentile Score 500 500
    75th Percentile Score 610 610
  Average Math Score 591 593
    25th Percentile Score 530 530
    75th Percentile Score 650 650
  Percent Who Submitted Scores 85% 83%
SAT SAT Total Average   1679 1684 1697 1708 1717 1731 1749 1773
    25th Percentile Score 1500 1500 1520 1530 1530 1540 1570 1600
    75th Percentile Score 1840 1860 1870 1880 1900 1910 1920 1950
  Average Critical Reading Score 550 551 554 555 556 556 568 574
    25th Percentile Score 490 490 490 500 500 490 510 520
    75th Percentile Score 600 610 610 610 610 610 620 630
  Average Math Score 592 594 598 606 610 619 618 626
    25th Percentile Score 530 530 540 540 540 550 550 560
    75th Percentile Score 650 660 660 670 680 690 680 690
  Average Writing Score 537 539 545 547 551 556 563 573
    25th Percentile Score 480 480 490 490 490 500 510 520
    75th Percentile Score 590 590 600 600 610 610 620 630
  Percent Who Submitted Scores 82% 80% 79% 80% 77% 73% 71% 73%
1Does not include nondegree students.  
2High School GPA information became available Fall 2004.  
Note: SAT Verbal test replaced by Critical Reading Fall 2006-07.  
                         

 

       

Source: Office of Enrollment Management Analysis and Reporting