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Wabash College


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Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1832
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 874
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $367,683,478
Admissions Address

PO Box 352
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

Website

http://www.wabash.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@wabash.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Steven J. Klein
Admissions office telephone: (800) 345-5385
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Send application by: December 15
 
Decision sent by: January 31
Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.wabash.edu/admissions/apply/ Tuition deposit: $250 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $150 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 4
Science N/A 2
Lab N/A 2
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 2
History N/A 0
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 17

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 51%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 74%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 51%
Total applicants: 1,319
Total acceptances: 678
Total freshman enrollment: 268
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 13%
Male applicants: 1,319
Male acceptances: 678
Male freshman enrollment: 268
 
Female applicants: N/A
Female acceptances: N/A
Female freshman enrollment: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 28%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 69
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 59
Students enrolled from waiting list: 4

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 39%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 73%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 96%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 82%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 96%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 84%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 510 – 620
Math: 560 – 653
Combined: 1070 – 1273

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 7.0% 14.0%
600-699 33.0% 38.0%
500-599 44.0% 40.0%
400-499 14.0% 7.0%
300-399 2.0% 1.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 44%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 23 – 28
Math: 21 – 28
Composite: 22 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 8.0% 12.0% 14.0%
24-29 50.0% 42.0% 55.0%
18-23 40.0% 39.0% 25.0%
12-17 2.0% 7.0% 6.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% N/A

 



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