7644 Undergraduate Students
1081 Graduate Students
Admissions Statistics (Class Entering 2011)
- 6974 applications
- 4023 offers of admission
- 1304 students enrolling
- 1540 average SAT I (CR – 517, M – 524, W – 500)
- 1420-1660 middle half of class SAT I (excludes special admits)
State/Country of origin: Fifty-four countries are represented; including Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Germany, Kenya, United Kingdom and Vietnam. Thirty states are represented; including Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia.
- African American - 9%
- Native American - 0%
- Asian/Pacific Isl. - 2%
- Latino/Hispanic - 7%
- White - 80%
- Multiracial - 1%
- Not Reported - 1%
Our admissions decisions are based upon intellectual ability, academic achievement, and personal qualities that will contribute positively to our University community. We focus on the following credentials:
- Strong performance in a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum that includes, at minimum, four units of English, three units of mathematics (including geometry and algebra I and II; a fourth unit is preferred), three units of science including at least two units of laboratory science, and three units of social science. Foreign language is recommended but not required.
- Results from the SAT I or the ACT. Please submit all attempts. We will use the highest combination of scores from multiple sittings for the SAT I, and we will use the highest composite ACT.
- Letters of recommendation which are not required, but up to three may be submitted in support of your application. It is fine to submit them separately from your application.
- A personal statement which is not required but is often helpful to aid the Admissions Committee in understanding your unique background, gifts and the talents that you can bring to the University.
- Your completed application; which we recommend that you submit early in your senior year.
We do not require interviews, and individual appointments with counselors are available on a very limited basis. To learn more about the University and general requirements, we recommend attending a group information session which includes a guided tour.