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Elmira College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1855
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Other
Undergraduate student body: 1,487
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $42,150,281
Admissions Address

1 Park Place
Elmira, NY 14901

Website

http://www.elmira.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@elmira.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: March 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Dean Gary Fallis
Admissions office telephone: (607) 735-1724
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: March 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
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: $300 (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 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies 3 N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives 2 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: March 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: April 1
 
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: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Not 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: 72%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 88%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 71%
Total applicants: 1,996
Total acceptances: 1,431
Total freshman enrollment: 375
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 9%
Male applicants: 660
Male acceptances: 416
Male freshman enrollment: 117
 
Female applicants: 1,336
Female acceptances: 1,015
Female freshman enrollment: 258
Out-of-state freshmen: 56%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 48
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 43
Students enrolled from waiting list: 4

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 29%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 68%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 96%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 72%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 96%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 510 – 630
Math: 500 – 630
Combined: 1010 – 1260

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 4.0% 4.0%
600-699 21.0% 20.0%
500-599 53.0% 51.0%
400-499 22.0% 25.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 32%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 23 – 28
Math: 22 – 27
Composite: 23 – 27

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 4.0% 3.0% 5.0%
24-29 59.0% 65.0% 60.0%
18-23 37.0% 32.0% 35.0%
12-17 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% N/A
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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