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ERIC Number: ED264763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Plotting Admissions Trends in a Private, Independent University.
Yost, Michael
Recruiting and admissions trends at Trinity University during 1981-1984 are discussed, with attention to freshman applicants, tuition and room deposits, and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores. Fluctuations in the rate of receipt of applications within a year seemed to be influenced most by deadlines. The rates at which applications were received were relatively consistent across the 4 years. While the rate of receipt of applications was influenced by two major deadlines, the receipt of deposits was affected by only one deadline. The mean composite SAT score for applicants for the 1984-1985 freshman class was 1122, compared to 1068 for the 1983-1984 class. The average composite SAT score of entering freshmen in the previous 3 years rose from 1095 in 1981-1982 to 1120 in 1982-1983, and finally to 1140 in 1983-1984. The number of national merit scholars in the freshman class in these years has been 10, 39, and 54, respectively. Although the university has been changing over the 4-year period, the application and deposit flow patterns have been relatively stable. This information can be used as a basis for decision-making concerning the future growth of enrollment. Graphs illustrate the number of applications for admission into four classes (1981-1982 to 1984-1985); and the net number of deposits received in the 4 years. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)