University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown Campus

Common Data Set, 2001-2002

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 2001. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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 first-time, first-year (freshman) men who applied 1,043
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied 1,113
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted 892
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted 944
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 409
Total part-time first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 8
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 419
Total part-time first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 39

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?
Yes No
If yes, please answer the questions below for fall 2001 admissions:
Number of qualified applicants placed on waiting list
Number accepting a place on the waiting list
Number of wait-listed students admitted

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?
Require
Recommend
Neither require nor recommend

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 15  
English 4  
Mathematics 2 3
Science 2  
Of these, units that must be lab 1 2
Foreign language 2  
Social studies 4  
History    
Academic electives    
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: Not Applicable
 
Open admission policy as described above for all students 
Open admission policy as described above for all 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
Secondary school record
Class rank
Recommendation(s)
Standardized test scores
Essay
Very Important
Important
Considered
Not Considered
Nonacademic
Interview
Extracurricular activities
Talent/ability
Character/personal qualities
Alumni/ae relation
Geographical residence
State residency
Religious affiliation/commitment
Minority status
Volunteer work
Work experience

SAT and ACT Policies

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? Yes No
If yes, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution's policies for use in admission.
ADMISSION
Require
Recommend
Require for Some
Consider If Submitted
Not Used
SAT I
ACT
SAT I or ACT (no preference)
SAT I or ACT--SAT I preferred
SAT I or ACT--ACT preferred
SAT I and SAT II
SAT I and SAT II or ACT
SAT II

In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for placement or counseling?
Placement Yes No
Counseling Yes No

B. Does your institution use the SAT I or II, or the ACT for placement only? If so, please mark the appropriate boxes below:
PLACEMENT
Require
Recommend
Require for Some
SAT I
SAT II
ACT
SAT I or ACT

C. Latest date by which SAT I or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission: April 1
Latest date by which SAT II scores must be received for fall-term admission:

D. 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 2001, 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 2001 who submitted national standardized (SAT/ACT) test scores. Include information for ALL enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted test scores. Do not include partial test scores (e.g., mathematics scores but not verbal for a category of students) or combine other standardized test results (such as TOEFL) in this item. SAT scores should be recentered scores. 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 99.5 Number submitting SAT scores 812
Percent submitting ACT scores 9.4 Number submitting ACT scores 77
25th Percentile
75th Percentile
SAT I Verbal 460 560
SAT I Math 450 550
ACT Composite 18 24
ACT English 16 24
ACT Math 18 23

Percent of first-time, first-year (freshman) students with scores in each range:
SAT I Verbal
SAT I Math
700-800 1 1
600-699 10 12
500-599 43 46
400-499 42 37
300-399 4 4
200-299 0 0
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math
30-36 0    
24-29 25    
18-23 55    
12-17 20    
6-11      
Below 6      

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 tenth of high school graduating class 11
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class 32
Percent in top half of high school graduating class 72
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class 28
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class 4
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank: 95

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 3.0 and higher 69
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.99 31
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99
Percent who had GPA below 1.0

C12. Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA: 3.2

Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: 75%
 

Admission Policies

C13. Application fee

Does your institution have an application fee? Yes No

Amount of application fee: $35

Can it be waived for applicants with financial need? Yes No

C14. Application closing date

Does your institution have an application closing date? Yes No

Application closing date (fall):

Priority date:

C15. Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall?Yes No

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

On a rolling basis beginning (date): September 1

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 2 weeks if notified thereafter

Other:

C18. Deferred admission: Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission? Yes No
If yes, maximum period of postponement: One 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 No

C20. Common application: Will you accept the common application distributed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals if submitted?Yes No

If "yes," are supplemental forms required? Yes No
Is your college a member of the Common Application Group? Yes No

 

 

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? Yes 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 2001 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?

Yes No
If "yes," please complete the following:
Early action closing date:
Early action notification date:


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