North Central College - Naperville, IL

Common Data Set C: First-Time, First-Year Admission 2012-13

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 2012. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, non-admission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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 who applied 1,838
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied 2,149
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) who applied 3,987
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted 1,065
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted 1,336
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) who were admitted 2,401
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 226
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 326
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) who enrolled 552
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled 0
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled 0
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) who 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? No

Admission Requirements

C3. High school completion requirement

High school diploma is required and GED is accepted

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

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 16 19
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 3 3
    Of these, units that must be lab 1 3
Foreign language 0 3
Social studies 2 2
History 1 1
Academic electives 3 3
Computer Science 0 0
Visual/Performing Arts 0 0
Other (specify) 0 0

Basis for Selection

C6.Open admission policy
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? No

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 x      
Class rank       x
Academic GPA x      
Standardized test scores x      
Application Essay     x  
Recommendation(s)     x  
Nonacademic
Interview     x  
Extracurricular activities   x    
Talent/ability   x    
Character/personal qualities x      
First Generation     x  
Alumni/ae relation     x  
Geographical residence       x
State residency       x
Religious affiliation/commitment       x
Racial/ethnic status       x
Volunteer work   x    
Work experience     x  
Level of applicant's interest     x  

SAT and ACT Policies

C8. Entrance exams

A. Does your institution make use of SAT Reasoning Test, ACT, or SAT Subject Test scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants? Yes

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

  ADMISSION
  Require Recommend Required for Some Consider If Submitted Not Used
SAT or ACT x        
ACT only          
SAT only          
SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT         x
SAT Subject Tests only         x

B. If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2010, please indicate which ONE of the following applies:

___ ACT with Writing component required
___ ACT without Writing component recommended.
_x_  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
_x_ 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 or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission: June 1
Latest date by which SAT Subject Test 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 are recommended for some students, or if tests are not required of some students)

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

SAT x
ACT x
SAT Subject Tests  
AP x
CLEP x
Institutional Exam x
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 2012, 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 2012 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 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 5%
Percent submitting ACT scores 97%
Number submitting SAT scores 26
Number submitting ACT scores 534

 

 

25th Percentile

75th Percentile

SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 22 27
ACT Math 22 27
ACT English 22 28
ACT Writing 21 26

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

 

SAT Critical Reading

SAT Math

SAT Writing

700-800      
600-699      
500-599      
400-499      
300-399      
200-299      
  100% 100% 100%

 

 

ACT Composite

ACT English

ACT Math

30-36 9% 17% 10%
24-29 50% 39% 49%
18-23 40% 40% 36%
12-17 1% 4% 5%
6-11 0 0 0
Below 6 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 tenth of high school graduating class 25%
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class 55%
Percent in top half of high school graduating class 87%
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class 13%
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 76%

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 37%
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74 19%
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 17%
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 13%
Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 11%
Percent who had GPA between 2.00 and 2.49 2%
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:3.6

Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: 99.8%

Admission Policies

C13. Application fee

Does your institution have an application fee? Yes
Amount of application fee: $25
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: Free

C14. Application closing date

Does your institution have an application closing date? No

Priority date: April 15

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

C16. Notification to applicants of admission decision sent:Weekly, beginning October 1.

C17. Reply policy for admitted applicants

Must reply by May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified thereafter

Deadline for housing deposit: May 1
Amount of housing deposit: $100
Refundable if student does not enroll? No

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? No

C20. Question has been removed from CDS

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

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