MIT Institutional Research
Office of the Provost
  Common Data Set 2005-2006

 

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 2005. 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have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution).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  
7608
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied  
2832
   
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted  
758
Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted  
736
   
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled  
531
Total part-time first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled  
0
   
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled  
465
Total part-time first-time, first-year (freshman) women 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? _X_Yes     ___No

If yes, please answer the questions below for fall 2005 admissions:

Number of qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list

 
469

Number accepting a place on the waiting list

401

Number of wait-listed students admitted

0

Is your waiting list ranked? No
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

_X_  

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

_X_  

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

   

English

 
4

Mathematics

 
4

Science

 
4

Of these, units that must be lab

   

Foreign language

 
2

Social studies

 
2

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:

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

       

Rigor of secondary school record

 
X
   

Class rank

 
X
   
Academic GPA
 
X
   

Standardized test scores

 
X
   

Application Essay

   
X
 

Recommendation

 
X
   

 

Very Important

Important

Considered

Not Considered

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
 
* "Alumni/ae relation" was inaccurately reported as "considered". Data corrected to "not considered" 6/28/12.

 

SAT and ACT Policies

C8. Entrance exams

A. Does your institution make use of SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Test scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants?  _X_Yes     ___No
If yes, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution's policies for use in admission for Fall 2007.

ADMISSION

 

Require

Recommend

Require for Some

Consider If Submitted

Not Used

SAT or ACT

X
       

ACT only

         

SAT only

         

SAT and SAT Subject Tests

         

SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT

         

SAT Subject Tests

X
       

B. If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree -seeking applicants for Fall 2007, please indicate which ONE of the following applies:

_X*_ ACT with Writing component required
___ ACT with Writing component recommended.
___ ACT with or without Writing component accepted

*updated August 30, 2006

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

D. In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for academic advising?
___Yes     _X_No

E. Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission:  02/15
Latest date by which SAT Subject Test scores must be received for fall-term admission:  02/15

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): 
Non-native English speakers have the option of taking the TOEFL and SAT Subject Tests in a math and a science. Others must take (SAT or ACT) and SAT Subjects Tests in a math and a science.

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

SAT ___
ACT ___
SAT Subject Tests ___
AP _X_
CLEP ___
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 2005, 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 2005 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. 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

92  

Number submitting SAT scores

914

Percent submitting ACT scores

20  

Number submitting ACT scores

201
 

25th Percentile

75th Percentile

SAT Verbal

690 770

SAT Math

740 800

ACT Composite

31 34

ACT English

   

ACT Math

   

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

 

SAT Verbal

SAT Math

700-800

68 92

600-699

27 8

500-599

4  

400-499

1  

300-399

   

200-299

   
 

100%

100%


 

ACT Composite

ACT English

ACT Math

30-36

88    

24-29

12    

18-23

     

12-17

     

6-11

     

Below 6

     
 

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
97
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class
100
Percent in top half of high school graduating class 100
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class
0
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class
0

Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank: 56

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
___
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74
___
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49
___
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24
___
Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99
___
Percent who had GPA between 2.00 and 2.49
___
Percent who had GPA between 1.00 and 1.99
___
Percent who had GPA below 1.00
___

100%


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

Admission Policies

C13. Application fee
Does your institution have an application fee?  _X_Yes   ___No
Amount of application fee:  $65
Can it be waived for applicants with financial need?  _X_Yes   ___No

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?   _X_Yes   ___No

C14. Application closing date
Does your institution have an application closing date?  _X_Yes   ___No
Application closing date (fall): 01/01
Priority date:  ___

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

C16. Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only)
On a rolling basis beginning (date):  ___
By (date): 03/25
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:  ___

Deadline for housing deposit (MMDD): __________
Amount of housing deposit: _____$0______
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?
  _X_Yes   ___No
If yes, maximum period of postponement:  1 year unless special circumstance

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?  _X_Yes   ___No

C20. Common application: Will you accept the common application distributed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals if submitted?   ___Yes   _X_No
If "yes," are supplemental forms required?   ___Yes   ___No
Is your college a member of the Common Application Group?   ___Yes   _X_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   _X_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 2005 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?  _X_Yes   ___No

If "yes," please complete the following:
Early action closing date:  11/01
Early action notification date:  12/15

Is your early action plan a “restrictive” plan under which you limit students from applying to other early plans?   ___Yes   _X_No