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Students
Academic Preparation of New First-Year Students*
(for Academic Years 1995-96 through 2002-03)

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Indicator Score
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001 2002
High School Rank Average Rank:
75%
75%
76%
75%
75%
77%
77% 77%
    Percent in Top Tenth
27%
27%
26%
25%
26%
27%
28% 28%
    Percent in Top Half
90%
89%
90%
90%
91%
94%
95% 93%
    Percent in Bottom Half
10%
11%
10%
10%
9%
6%
5% 7%
 
  Percent Who Submitted Class Rank
93%
92%
91%
91%
88%
88%
85% 83%

ACT Average ACT Score:
24
24
24
24
24
25
25 26
    25th Percentile Score
21
21
21
22
22
22
23 23
    75th Percentile Score
27
27
27
27
27
28
28 28
 
  Percent Who Submitted ACT Scores
41%
37%
36%
35%
36%
39%
41% 42%

SAT** Average Verbal Plus Math SAT Score:
1102
1095
1106
1108
1110
1129
1134 1150
    25th Percentile Score
980
970
980
980
980
1010
1020 1030
    75th Percentile Score
1230
1220
1220
1220
1230
1240
1250 1270
 
  Average Verbal SAT Score:
537
534
538
540
540
548
550 555
    25th Percentile Score
480
480
480
480
480
490
500 500
    75th Percentile Score
600
590
590
590
590
600
600 610
 
  Average Math SAT Score:
565
561
568
568
570
581
584 595
    25th Percentile Score
500
490
500
500
500
520
520 530
    75th Percentile Score
630
630
630
630
640
640
650 660
 
  Percent Who Submitted SAT Scores
87%
88%
87%
85%
85%
84%
83% 82%

Due to a change in the application structure in 1994, only an eight-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 the Registrar


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