The Admitted Student Questionnaire, sponsored by The College Board, is sent to all students who have been admitted to Earlham. The questionnaire is designed to find out what students really think of our programs, recruitment literature, financial aid packages, competition, and more. Students are asked to rate colleges on image (highly respected, expensive, diverse, etc.) and on characteristics (academic reputation, cost of attendance, quality of academic facilities, etc.). The College Board provides a detailed report of their findings.
Thirty-eight percent of the students who were admitted for Fall 2006 completed the survey. Of those who responded, 43% enrolled at Earlham.
The detailed report of the Admitted Student Questionnaire can be found in hard copy in the Office of Institutional Research. To view some of the highlights from the ASQ report on-line, click on the following links:
Students rank the importance of characteristics and then rate Earlham and competitors on those characteristicsHow Earlham compares to competitors on academic and social factors (PDF)How Earlham compares to competitors on academic and setting factors (PDF)How Earlham compares to competitors on social and setting factors (PDF)
Items covered in the detailed report include:
Demographic characteristics and type of high schoolGeographic distributionAverage high school grades and admission test scores
Importance of college characteristicsRatings of Earlham by enrolling and non-enrolling studentsCollege images frequently associated with our college
How often sources of information were usedRatings of Earlham’s information sources
Yields realized for need-based aid applicants and for students awarded need-based aid by EarlhamTo what extent was the financial aid award significant factor in enrollment decision?Ratings of costInfluence on yield of financial aid or college costAmount and type of financial aid awardedAid percentage by typeMethods of financing parental contribution
Number of applications and admissions to other collegesTop twelve competitorsColleges attended by non-enrolling studentsWin/loss analysis for colleges with greatest number of cross-admissionsTop choice collegesPreference rank of colleges attended by all admitted students
Importance and rating of college characteristicsCollege imagesFinancial Aid applications and awardsAmount and type of financial aid awardedWin/loss analysis – for colleges with greatest numbers of cross-admissions
The Admitted Student Questions also provides us with competitor analysis for Oberlin, Grinnell, Wooster, Beloit and Guilford. It begins with an overview of the comparison groups comparing Earlham and these schools on academic, social, and setting factors.
For each competitor college, we are given the following data:
For information from the detailed report, contact Mary Ann Weaver in the Office of Institutional Research.
Created by Mary Ann Weaver
September 15, 2006