ERIC Number: ED104240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Some Characteristics of Freshmen Who Select Hofstra. Report No. 110.
Arnow, Gary; Yuker, Harold E.
This report describes the Hofstra freshmen accepted for the fall 1973 semester, and focuses on those students who graduated at the top of their high school class. Approximately 28 percent (901) of the 3,210 applicants paid a $100 fee (shows), and it is likely that a majority of the "no shows" decided to attend other schools. The variation in accepted rates (the number of accepted applicants as a percentage of the total number accepted), percent shows (the number of shows as a percentage of the total number accepted), were cross-tabulated by high school decile, geographic origin, major, and financial aid status to provide information useful in recruitment. Applicants graduating near the top of their school class made up the bulk of those accepted, but they were less likely to show at Hofstra. Acceptance rates reflect the college emphasis on quality, but show rates tend to favor the poorer students. Nassau applicants were the most likely to attend Hofstra. The bulk of all who were accepted (46 percent) and all who showed (60 percent) were from Nassau. Smaller numbers of applicants came from Suffolk, but they were second most likely to attend. Applicants from any area but Long Island were less likely to show, those from New York State areas other than New York City or Long Island were the least likely. Although there were unequal distributions of applicants in the different majors, there was little variation in show rates. Those who were undecided about their major were a little more likely to attend, but differences were small. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. Center for the Study of Higher Education.