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Goshen College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1894
Affiliation: Mennonite
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 951
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $105,788,373
Admissions Address

1700 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526

Website

http://www.goshen.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@goshen.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Lynn Jackson, Dir. of Enr
Admissions office telephone: (574) 535-7535
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.goshen.edu/apply Tuition deposit: $200 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $200 (Refundable)
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 4 4
Mathematics 2 3
Science 2 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 2 2
History 2 2
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 14 16

*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: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 76%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 76%
Total applicants: 586
Total acceptances: 443
Total freshman enrollment: 209
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 231
Male acceptances: 174
Male freshman enrollment: 86
 
Female applicants: 355
Female acceptances: 269
Female freshman enrollment: 123
Out-of-state freshmen: 59%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 0
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 29%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 59%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 88%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 87%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 97%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 78%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 490 – 640
Math: 500 – 620
Combined: 990 – 1260

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 8.1% 8.1%
600-699 34.4% 27.5%
500-599 31.3% 41.3%
400-499 22.5% 20.0%
300-399 3.8% 3.1%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 33%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 22 – 28
Math: 20 – 27
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 10.0% 15.0% 10.0%
24-29 52.0% 49.0% 46.0%
18-23 35.0% 29.0% 34.0%
12-17 3.0% 7.0% 10.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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