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Springfield College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1885
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,453
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $47,915,623
Admissions Address

263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109

Website

http://www.springfieldcollege.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@spfldcol.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Send application by: April 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mary N. DeAngelo
Admissions office telephone: (413) 748-3136
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: April 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: February 1
Early action
Not offered 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
Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: None
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 4
Science 3 4
Lab 2 3
Foreign language N/A 3
Social studies 2 2
History 1 N/A
Academic electives 1 N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*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: April 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with 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: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Very important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 66%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 48%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 68%
Total applicants: 2,262
Total acceptances: 1,503
Total freshman enrollment: 577
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 8%
Male applicants: 1,252
Male acceptances: 803
Male freshman enrollment: 341
 
Female applicants: 1,010
Female acceptances: 700
Female freshman enrollment: 236
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 72%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 39
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 36
Students enrolled from waiting list: 13

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 12%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 34%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 71%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 68%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 98%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 450 – 540
Math: 470 – 570
Combined: 920 – 1110

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.0% 4.0%
600-699 6.0% 15.0%
500-599 40.0% 45.0%
400-499 47.0% 32.0%
300-399 5.0% 4.0%
200-299 1.0% N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: N/A
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

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