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Indicator Score
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
High School Rank Average Rank:
75%
75%
76%
75%
75%
77%
77%
    Percent in Top Tenth
27%
27%
26%
25%
26%
27%
28%
    Percent in Top Half
90%
89%
90%
90%
91%
94%
95%
    Percent in Bottom Half
10%
11%
10%
10%
9%
6%
5%
 
  Percent Who Submitted Class Rank
93%
92%
91%
91%
88%
88%
85%

ACT Average ACT Score:
24
24
24
24
24
25
25
    25th Percentile Score
21
21
21
22
22
22
23
    75th Percentile Score
27
27
27
27
27
28
28
 
  Percent Who Submitted ACT Scores
41%
37%
36%
35%
36%
39%
41%

SAT** Average Verbal Plus Math SAT Score:
1102
1095
1105
1108
1110
1129
1134
    25th Percentile Score
1102
970
980
980
980
1010
1020
    75th Percentile Score
1230
1220
1220
1220
1230
1240
1250
 
  Average Verbal SAT Score:
537
534
538
540
540
548
550
    25th Percentile Score
480
480
480
480
480
490
500
    75th Percentile Score
600
590
590
590
590
600
600
 
  Average Math SAT Score:
565
561
568
568
570
581
584
    25th Percentile Score
500
490
500
500
500
520
520
    75th Percentile Score
630
630
630
630
640
640
650
 
  Percent Who Submitted SAT Scores
87%
88%
87%
85%
85%
84%
83%

Due to a change in the application structure in 1994, only a six-year historical trend is given.

*   Does not include nondegree students.
** All scores have been converted to the recentered scale and are highest score of both sets.

Source: Office of Admissions and Office of the Registrar


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