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Assumption College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1904
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,130
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $55,157,607
Admissions Address

500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Website

http://www.assumption.edu

Admissions E-mail

admiss@assumption.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: February 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Kathleen Murphy
Admissions office telephone: (888) 882-7786
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 15
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Application fee: $50
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: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.assumption.edu/admiss/Applying/freshman.html Tuition deposit: $400 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: N/A (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 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies N/A N/A
History 2 N/A
Academic electives 5 N/A
Total academic units 18 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
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: February 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: 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: Important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 74%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 74%
Total applicants: 3,477
Total acceptances: 2,586
Total freshman enrollment: 675
 
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: 1,586
Male acceptances: 1,079
Male freshman enrollment: 278
 
Female applicants: 1,891
Female acceptances: 1,507
Female freshman enrollment: 397
Out-of-state freshmen: 37%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 415
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 136
Students enrolled from waiting list: 55

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 14%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 43%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 84%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 67%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 100%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 490 – 580
Math: 490 – 590
Combined: 980 – 1170

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.6% 1.8%
600-699 19.4% 22.9%
500-599 48.6% 48.2%
400-499 29.2% 25.2%
300-399 1.2% 1.9%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 17%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 18 – 25
Math: 19 – 24
Composite: 20 – 24

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.7% 1.0% 3.5%
24-29 28.3% 32.7% 32.7%
18-23 53.1% 50.4% 43.4%
12-17 15.0% 15.0% 20.4%
6-11 0.9% 0.9% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 

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