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Alderson-Broaddus College

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1871
Affiliation: American Baptist
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 623
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $13,980,871
Admissions Address

College Hill
Philippi, WV 26416



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: August 25
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Kim Klaus
Admissions office telephone: (800) 263-1549
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 25
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: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
http://www.wvmentor.org/applications/wv_common_app/apply/alderson_broaddus.html Tuition deposit: $100 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Neither required nor recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science N/A 3
Lab 3 N/A
Foreign language 1 1
Social studies 2 2
History N/A 2
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 10 15

*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: 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: August 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: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
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: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 95%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 95%
Total applicants: 571
Total acceptances: 543
Total freshman enrollment: 140
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: 173
Male acceptances: 161
Male freshman enrollment: 37
Female applicants: 398
Female acceptances: 382
Female freshman enrollment: 103
Out-of-state freshmen: 19%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 16%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 42%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 76%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 85%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 21%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 430 – 520
Math: 400 – 520
Combined: 830 – 1040

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 3.0% 0.0%
600-699 3.0% 7.0%
500-599 40.0% 30.0%
400-499 47.0% 40.0%
300-399 0.0% 16.0%
200-299 7.0% 7.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 91%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 18 – 24
Math: 16 – 21
Composite: 18 – 23

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 1.0% 4.0% 1.0%
24-29 19.0% 23.0% 14.0%
18-23 68.0% 54.0% 42.0%
12-17 12.0% 19.0% 43.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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