Calvin College Common Data Set 2010-2011

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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 students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled (full- or part-time) in fall 2010. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution). Admitted applicants should include wait-listed students who were subsequently offered admission.

Total men applied: 1,115

Total women applied: 1,451

Total men admitted: 1,024

Total women admitted: 1,344


Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled: 466

Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled: 0

Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled: 469

Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled: 0

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? boxYes boxNo

If yes, please answer the questions below for fall 2010 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

boxHigh school diploma is required and GED is accepted
boxHigh school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
boxHigh school diploma or equivalent is not required

C4. Does your institution require or recommend a general college preparatory program for degree-seeking students?

boxRequired
boxRecommended
boxNeither 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 required Units recommended
Total academic units 12 17
English 3
4
Mathematics
3
3
Science
2
2
Of these, units that must be lab
  1
Foreign language
0
2
Social studies
2
3
History    
Academic electives
3
3
Computer science
Visual/performing arts
Other (specify)    

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:

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.

Very important Important Considered Not considered
Academic      
Rigor of secondary school record box      
Class rank     box  
Academic GPA box      
Standardized test scores box      
Application Essay   box    
Recommendation   box    
Nonacademic        
Interview       box
Extracurricular activities   box    
Talent/ability       box
Character/personal qualities   box    
First generation       box
Alumni/ae relation       box
Geographical residence       box
State residency       box
Religious affiliation/commitment box      
Racial/ethnic status       box
Volunteer work     box  
Work experience     box  
Level of applicant's interest     box  


SAT and ACT Policies

Note: The SAT I is now called SAT Reasoning or the SAT; SAT II Tests are now called SAT Subject Tests. As of March 2006 the SAT Reasoning Test will include a mandatory writing component; the SAT Subject Test in Writing will not be administered after January 2006. The ACT will have an optional writing component as of February 2006.

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? boxYes boxNo

If yes, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution's policies for use in admission for Fall 2012.

ADMISSION
  Require Recommend Require for some Considered if submitted Not used
SAT or ACT box        
ACT only          
SAT only          
SAT and SAT Subject Tests          
SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT          
SAT Subject Tests         box

B. If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2012, 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 without Writing component recommended. .

box ACT with or without Writing component accepted

C. Please indicate how your institution will use the SAT and ACT essay 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

boxNo college policy as of now

Not using essay component

D. In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for academic advising ? [formerly part of C8A]


Placement boxYes boxNo
Counseling boxYes boxNo

E. Does your institution use the SAT Reasoning or SAT Subject Tests or the ACT for placement only ? If so, please mark the appropriate boxes below: [formerly part of C8B]

PLACEMENT
  Require Recommend Require for some
SAT Reasoning

box

box

box
SAT Subject Tests

box

box

box
ACT

box

box

box
SAT Reasoning or ACT

box

box

box

F.  [formerly C8C]

Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission___8/15_______

Latest date by which SAT Subject Test scores must be received for fall-term admission__N/A_______

G. Please indicate which tests your institution uses for placement (e.g., state tests): Institutional Exam

If necessary, use this space to clarify your test policies (e.g., if tests are recommended for some students, or if tests are not required of some students): _____________________________________________________________________

Freshman Profile

Provide percentages for ALL enrolled degree-seeking full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in fall 2010, 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 2010 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: 33.6% Number submitting SAT scores: 314
Percent submitting ACT scores: 81.6% Number submitting ACT scores: 763

  25th percentile 75th percentile
SAT Critical Reading
510
650
SAT Math
540
670
SAT Writing
SAT Essay
ACT Composite
23
29
ACT Math
23
29
ACT English
23
30
ACT Writing

 

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

  SAT Critical Reading

SAT Math

SAT Writing
700-800
15.0%
14.3%
600-699
27.4%
35.7%
500-599
37.3%
39.4%
400-499
18.8%
9.9%
300-399
1.6%
0.6%
200-299
0.0%
0.0%
 
100%
100%

 

  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36
22.1%
28.0%
22.9%
24-29
51.1%
37.9%
47.3%
18-23
24.4%
28.7%
24.5%
12-17
2.4%
5.2%
5.2%
6-11
0.0%
0.1%
0.0%
below 6
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
 
100%
100%
100%

 

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: 31.0%

Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class: 58.3%

Percent in top half of high school graduating class: 84.2%

Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class: 15.8%

Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class: 5.1%

 

Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank: 62.8%

 

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: 45.5%

Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74: 21.6%

Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49: 13.6%

Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24: 8.3%

Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99: 8.6%

Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49: 2.2%

Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99: 0.2%

Percent who had GPA below 1.0: 0.0%

 

C12. Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA: 3.60

Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: 99.4%

 

Admission Policies

C13. Application fee

Does your institution have an application fee? boxYes boxNo

Amount of application fee: $35; waived for applications received before December 1

Can it be waived for applicants with financial need? boxYes boxNo

If you have an application fee and an on-line application option, please indicate policy for students who apply on-line:

Same fee: __X__

Free: _____

Reduced: ____

 

Can on-line application fee be waived for applicants with financial need? Yes/no

 

C14. Application closing date

Does your institution have an application closing date? boxYes boxNo

Application closing date (fall): 8/15

Priority date:________

 

C15. Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall?

boxYes boxNo

 

C16. Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only)

On a rolling basis beginning (date): 11/1

By (date):

Other:

 

C17. Reply policy for admitted applicants (fill in one only)

Must reply by (date): 5/1

No set date:

Must reply by May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified thereafter until 8/15

Other:

Deadline for housing deposit (MMDD): _____________

Amount of housing deposit: ______________

Refundable if student does not enroll?

___ Yes, in full

___ Yes, in part

____ No

 

 

C18. Deferred admission: Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission?

boxYes boxNo

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? boxYes boxNo

 

C20. Common application: Question removed from CDS. (Initiated during 2006-2007 cycle)

 

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? boxYes boxNo

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 2010 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?

boxYes boxNo

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?

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