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  2007 Common Data Set for Purdue University
  C. First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Admission
             
  Purdue answers are in bolded gold, although all options are listed
             
  Applications
             
  C1. First-time, first-year (freshman) students. Provide the number of degree-seeking first-time, first-year students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled (full- or part-time) in fall 2007. Include early decision, early action, and students who began studies during summer in this cohort. Applicants should include only those students who fulfilled the requirements for consideration for admission (i.e., who completed actionable applications) and who have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, non-admission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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 applied 14,615        
  Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women applied 11,314        
           
  Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men admitted 11,378        
  Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women admitted 9,051        
           
  Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled 3,844        
  Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled 7        
           
  Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled 2,891        
  Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled 13        
             
  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? No        
             
  If yes, please answer the questions below for fall 2007 admissions:        
             
  Number of qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list        
  Number accepting a place on the waiting list          
  Number of wait-listed students admitted          
  Is your waiting list ranked?          
  If yes, do you release that information to students?          
  Do you release that information to school counselors?          
             
  Admission Requirements
             
  C3. High school completion requirement          
  Check the appropriate box to identify your high school completion requirement 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?
  Required          
  Recommended          
  Neither required nor recommended          
             
  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 its equivalent). If you use a different system for calculating units, please convert.
             
    Units   Units    
    required   recommended    
  Total academic units          
  English 4   4    
  Mathematics 3   3    
  Science 2   3    
  Of these, units that must be lab 2   3    
  Foreign language 2   2    
  Social studies          
  History          
  Academic electives          
  Computer Science          
  Visual/Performing Arts          
  Other (specify)          
  2 units in History or Social Studies recommended          
             
  Basis for Selection
             
  C6. Do you have an 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:
    No        
  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):          
             
  C7. Relative importance of each of the following academic and nonacademic factors in your first-time, first- year, degree-seeking (freshman) admission decisions.
             
  Academic          
  Rigor of Secondary school record Very important    
  Class rank Important    
  Academic GPA Very important    
  Standardized test scores Very important    
  Application Essay Not considered    
  Recommendation(s) Considered    
             
  Nonacademic          
  Interview Not considered    
  Extracurricular activities Considered    
  Talent/ability Not considered    
  Character/personal qualities Not considered    
  First Generation Considered    
  Alumni/ae relation Considered    
  Geographical residence Important    
  State residency Not considered    
  Religious affiliation/commitment Not considered    
  Racial/ethnic status Important    
  Volunteer work Considered    
  Work experience Considered    
  Level of applicant's interest Not onsidered    
             
  SAT and ACT Policies
  C8. Entrance exams          
  A. Does your institution make use of SAT Reasoning, ACT, or SAT Subject test scores
  in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants?
    Yes        
             
  Policies for use in admission for fall 2009.          
             
  SAT or ACT Required        
  ACT only          
  SAT only          
  SAT and SAT Subject          
  SAT and SAT Subject or ACT          
  SAT Subject Tests only          
             
  B. If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree seeking applicants for fall 2009, please indicate which ONE of the following applies (regardless of whether the writing score will be used in the admissions process):
             
  ACT with Writing component required           
  ACT with Writing component recommended          
  ACT with or without Writing component accepted          
             
  C. Please indicate how your institution will use the SAT or ACT writing component; check all that apply
             
  For admission          
  For placement          
  For advising          
  In place of an application essay          
  As a validity check on the application essay          
  No college policy as of now          
 
Not using essay component
         
             
  D. In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for    
  academic advising? Yes        
             
  E. Latest date by which SAT Reasoning or ACT scores must be    
  received for fall-term admission 1-Mar        
             
  Latest date by which SAT Subject scores must be received for    
  fall-term admission N/A        
             
  F. 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)
  Beginners out of high school for more than five years do not have to submit SAT or ACT scores.  Transfers with more than 24 semester credits do not have to submit SAT or ACT scores.
             
  G. Please indicate which tests your institution uses for placement (e.g., state tests):  
             
  SAT          
  ACT          
  SAT Subject Tests          
  AP          
  CLEP          
  Institutional Exam          
  State Exam (specify)          
             
  Freshman Profile
             
  Provide percentages for ALL enrolled degree-seeking full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in fall 2007, 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 2007 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 critical reading for a category of students) or combine other standardized test results (such as TOEFL) in this item. Do not convert SAT scores to ACT scores and vice versa. 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 80%        
  Number submitting SAT scores 5,534        
             
  Percent submitting ACT scores 42%        
  Number submitting ACT scores 2,873        
             
    25th   75th    
    percentile   percentile    
  SAT Critical Reading 490   610    
  SAT Math 530   660    
  SAT Writing          
  SAT Essay          
  ACT Composite 23   28    
  ACT English          
  ACT Math 23   29    
  ACT Writing 21   28    
             
  Percent of first-time, first-year (freshman) students with scores in each range    
             
    SAT Critical   SAT    
    Reading   Math    
  700-800 6%   13%    
  600-699 24%   35%    
  500-599 44%   37%    
  400-499 24%   14%    
  300-399 2%   1%    
  200-299 <1%   0%    
             
    ACT   ACT   ACT
    Composite   English   Math
  30-36 18%   17%   23%
  24-29 49%   42%   49%
  18-23 31%   36%   24%
  12-17 2%   5%   4%
  6-11 <1%   <1%   0%
  below 6 0%   0%   0%
             
  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 31%        
  Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class 63%        
  Percent in top half of high school graduating class 92%        
  Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class 8%        
  Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class <1%        
             
  Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who        
  submitted high school class rank 72%        
             
  C11. Percentage 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 GPA of 3.75 and higher 32%        
  Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74 24%        
  Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 15%        
  Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 18%        
  Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 11%        
  Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49 0%        
  Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 0%        
  Percent who had GPA below 1.0 0%        
             
  C12. Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking first-time
  first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA 3.5        
             
  Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who
  submitted high school GPA 93%        
             
  Admission Policies
             
  C13. Application fee          
  Does your institution have an application fee? Yes        
  Amount of application fee $30        
  Can it be waived for applicants with financial need? Yes        
             
  If you have an application fee and an on-line application option, please indicate policy for students who apply on-line        
  Same fee          
  Free          
  Reduced          
             
  Can on-line application fee be waived for applicants with financial need?   Yes    
             
  C14. Application closing date          
  Does your institution have an application closing date? No        
  Application closing date (fall)          
  Priority date March 1        
             
  C15. Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms        
  other than the fall? Yes        
             
  C16. Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only)    
             
    Early September        
  On a rolling basis beginning (date)        
  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 _ 3 __ weeks if notified after April 10        
  Other          
             
  Deadline for housing deposit (MMDD):          
  Amount of housing deposit:          
  Refundable if student does not enroll?          
             
  C18. Deferred admission.          
  Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after
  admission? Yes        
  If yes, maximum period of postponement 1 year        
             
  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        
             
  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?
    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          
  For the Fall 2007 entering class:          
  Number of early decision applications received by your institution        
  Number of applicants admitted under early decision plan        
  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?
    No        
             
  If "yes," please complete the following:          
  Early action closing date          
  Early action notification date          
             
  Is your early action plan a "restrictive" plan under which you limit students from applying to other early plans?          
             
  Common Data Set: 2007-08 Academic Year