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Admissions Office

Admissions Officer:Adam Stoltz,
Director of Admissions
Contacting the Office:530 898-4428
530 898-6456 (fax)

First-time Freshman Application Process & Requirements

Is there an application deadline for fall?yes
Priority filing date for fallOctober 1
Final filing date for fall:November 30
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall:yes
Percent of freshmen who enter in terms other than fall:1%
Application fee$55
Can the application fee be waived?yes
Are refunds available on the application fee?no
Is the Common Application form accepted?no
Supplemental forms required for those using Common Application:no
Admissions Requirements:Admission based on eligibility index of standardized test scores, GPA, and completion of required secondary school subjects.
High school graduation is:required, GED is accepted​
A general college preparatory program is:required
Campus visit is:recommended
Interview is:required of some
Off-campus interview:not available
Standardized test requirements:SAT or ACT required, SAT Subject Test not used
School's test preference:no preference
Aside from admissions, test scores are used for:placement
Dates test scores should be received:the end of December for SAT/ACT, the end of December for SAT Subject Test
High School units required or recommended: English:4 required, 4 recommended
Foreign Language:2 required, 2 recommended
Lab:2 required, 2 recommended
Math:3 required, 3 recommended
Science:2 required, 2 recommended
Social Studies:2 required, 2 recommended
Academic Electives:1 required, 1 recommended
Other:1 required, 1 recommended
Total:15 required, 15 recommended
Special requirements for admission to specific programs:
  • Portfolio required of art program applicants.
  • Audition required of music program applicants.
  • R.N. required of nursing program applicants.
  • Some programs require placement test, portfolio, audition, and/or interview.
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible:EOP
School has early action program:no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school:no

First-time Freshman Selection Process

Academic Criteria:
  • secondary school report not considered
  • class rank not considered
  • recommendations not considered
  • standardized test scores very important
  • essay not considered
Nonacademic Criteria:​
  • interview not considered
  • extracurricular activities not considered
  • particular talent/ability not considered
  • character/personal qualities not considered
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence important
  • state residency important
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work not considered
  • work experience not considered
Admissions is need blind:no
Average secondary school GPA:3.33
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA:100%
Percent of freshmen who submitted class rank:50%
Average SAT:498 verbal, 502 math, 1000 combined
Combined SAT middle 50% range:880 - 1100
Average ACT:21 English, 22 math, 21 composite
Combined ACT middle 50% range:19 - 24
Test taken by majority of applicants:SAT
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT scores:88%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score:40%

Undergraduate Notification for Fall Term

Notification of Admission:by March 1
Acceptance of Admission:Must accept by May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter

First-time Freshman Enrollment

Number of completed applications received:22,321
Number of applicants offered admission:14,441 (65%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled:2,699 (19%)
School has a waiting list policy:no
Percent of freshmen who came from public schools:91%
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state:1%
Tuition deposit amount:$200, refundable until May 1.
Room deposit amount:$1,000
Admission may be deferred:yes, up to 1 year