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FYIU
Number (07-4)
Supplemental Report
IU Northwest Cross-Applicants
University Planning, Institutional Research, and Accountability
November 15, 2007
This supplemental report focuses on current trends in cross-applications at IU Northwest. Cross-applicants are those
individuals who apply to more than one IU campus for a given academic semester. This report covers applications for
admission to the fall semester of academic years 2002-03 through 2007-08. In this report, applicants are limited to state
residents who apply for admission to IU as first-time students (a.k.a. “beginners”). The information presented in this report
is not meant for official reporting purposes and it may vary from information presented in official reports provided by the
office of University Reporting and Research.
FYIU (07-4) IUN Supplemental Report
IU Northwest†
Figure IUN1.
Count and % of Resident Beginner Cross-applicants
As resident beginner applications bounce back,
% Cross-applicants Total applicants Cross-applicants
IUN’s cross-applicants are on the rise, both in
2,000 1,692 50%
number and as a percentage of all resident
beginner applicants. 1,600 1,333 1,322 40%
1,199 1,117
After a two-year decrease in the number of resident 1,200 1,003 30%
beginner applications between 2003 and 2005,
800 16% 17% 20%
applications for admission to IUN increased by 32%, from 13% 15% 15%
11%
1,003 in 2005 to 1,322 in 2007 (See Figure IUN1). During 227
400 175 188 195 148 166 10%
the recent upswing in applications, the number of cross-
applicants increased by 53%, from 148 to 227. As a result 0 0%
of these trends, the representation of cross-applicants
among all resident beginner applicants increased from 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
13% in 2002 to 17% in 2007.
Figure IUN2.
IUN’s cross-applicants are more likely than
Student Characteristics of Resident
single campus applicants to be first-generation Beginner Cross-applicants (6-yr Aggregate)
college students.
Single campus applicants Cross-applicants
Students from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups
(i.e., African American, American Indian, and Hispanic) 100%
make up roughly the same percentage of cross- 80%
applicants as of single campus applicants (at 31% and 60%
32%, respectively; see Figure IUN2). First-generation 41% 35%
40% 32% 31% 33% 33%
students, however, represent a larger percentage of
cross-applicants (41%) as compared to their share among 20%
single campus applicants (33%). Males, who are in the 0%
minority among single campus applicants (33%), are
Underrep Minority First-generation* Male
slightly better represented among cross-applicants
(35%). This difference, however, is not statistically
significant.
Figure IUN3.
IUN’s cross-applicants are better prepared Academic Preparation of Resident
Beginner Cross-applicants (6-yr Aggregate)
academically than single campus applicants.
Single campus applicants Cross-applicants
The average SAT composite score (or ACT equivalent)
among cross-applicants is roughly 48 points higher than 1600 100
the average score among single campus applicants (See
Figure IUN3). Cross-applicants also rank higher within 1300 59 75
946 994 49
their high school classes than single campus applicants, 1000 50
as evidenced by a 10 point difference in the average high
school percentile rank between these students and single 700 25
campus applicants. Both of these differences are
statistically significant. 400 0
SAT Composite* H.S. Percentile Rank*

Applicants are limited to state residents who apply for admission to IU as first-time students (a.k.a. “beginners”).
* Represents a statistically significant difference on the measure between single campus applicants and cross-applicants.
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FYIU (07-4) IUN Supplemental Report
IU Northwest† (continued)
At IUN, cross-applicants are admitted at a Table IUN1.
higher rate but they enroll at a lower rate than Admission Rate and Enrollment Yield of
Resident Beginner Cross-applicants (6-yr Aggregate)
single campus applicants.
Between 2002 and 2007, the overall admission rate for Admit Enroll
state residents who applied for admission as first-time Applied Rate Yield*
students to IUN was 76%, and the enrollment yield was
Total applicants 7,666 76% 68%
68% (See Table IUN1). As a subset of these applicants,
single campus applicants had an admission rate that was Single campus applicants 6,567 75% 70%
slightly lower than the average and they had an
enrollment yield that was slightly higher than the Cross-applicants 1,099 81% 59%
average (at 75% and 70%, respectively). The admission * Enrollment yield is the percentage of admitted students who enroll.
rate and enrollment yield of cross-applicants, however,
were in opposite directions from those of single campus
applicants, with the admission rate of cross-applicants
(81%) being higher than average and the enrollment Table IUN2.
yield of this group (59%) being lower than the average. Admission Rate and Enrollment Yield of IUN Resident
Beginner Cross-applicants at IU Campuses (6-yr Aggregate)
The admission rate and enrollment yield of Admit Enroll
IUN’s cross-applicants are lower at other IU Applied Rate Yield*
campuses than at IUN. IUB 807 49% 21%
With the exception of IUSB, all other regional campuses IUPUI 371 53% 20%
(and IUPUC) received six or fewer applications from IUN
cross-applicants over the past six years (See Table IUN2). IUPUC 1 100% 0%
IUB, which received applications from the largest number
of IUN cross-applicants, had the lowest admission rate IUE 2 100% 0%
(49%) among the three campuses that received a sizable
IUK 6 33% 50%
number of applications from IUN cross-applicants. IUPUI
and IUSB had higher admission rates (53% and 78%, IUSB 40 78% 16%
respectively) among IUN cross-applicants than IUB, yet
the admission rates of IUN cross-applicants at these two IUS 5 40% 0%
campuses were lower than that for IUN. The enrollment * Enrollment yield is the percentage of admitted students who enroll.
yields of admitted IUN cross-applicants for IUB, IUPUI,
and IUSB were lower than the cross-applicant enrollment
yield for IUN.
Table IUN3.
IUN Resident Beginner Cross-applicant Admission Rate
Many IUN cross-applicants are admitted to and and Enrollment Yield at Any IU Campus (6-yr Aggregate)
enroll at an IU campus.
Although 81% of IUN’s cross-applicants were admitted to Count Percent
IUN, 88% of these cross-applicants were admitted to at
Admitted to at least 1 IU campus 972 88%
least one IU campus (See Table IUN3). Whereas 59% of
IUN’s admitted cross-applicants enrolled at IUN, 68% of Matriculated to at least 1 IU campus 659 68%
IUN cross-applicants who were admitted to at least one
IU campus matriculated to an IU campus.

Applicants are limited to state residents who apply for admission to IU as first-time students (a.k.a. “beginners”).
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FYIU (07-4) IUN Supplemental Report
IU Northwest† (continued)
There is considerable overlap in the number of
Figure IUN4.
cross-applicants who are admitted to IUN and Admitted Student Overlap of Resident
other IU campuses. Beginner Cross-Applicants (6-yr Aggregate)
Overlap in the admitted student pools for state residents 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
who applied for admission as first-time students to IUN
and one or more other campuses is as high as 65% IUN 46% 47% 7% IUB
between IUN and IUSB, and is as low as 47% between
IUN 34% 57% 9% IUPUI
IUN and IUB (See Figure IUN4). As suggested by the
admission rates for IUB and IUPUI provided in Table IUN IUPUC
IUN2, IUN admitted a large share of its cross-applicants
IUN IUE
who were likely denied admission to these two
campuses. This share of these cross-applicants who were IUN IUK
admitted only to IUN ranges from 34% to 46% (See
IUN 16% 65% 19% IUSB
Figure IUN4). A small percentage of admitted cross-
applicants were admitted only to IUB or IUPUI (at 7% and IUN IUS
9%, respectively). The admissions decisions of IUN and
IUSB appear to be fairly evenly split for cross-applicants Admitted to IUN only Overlap Admitted to other campus only
at these two campuses, with each campus having
admitted only 16% and 19% (respectively) of these cross-
applicants who were not admitted by the other campus.
Many cross-applicants who are admitted to IUN Figure IUN5.
and at least one other IU campus enroll at IUN. Enrollment among Resident
Beginner Cross-admits (6-yr Aggregate)
IUN enrolled a majority (55%) of its cross-applicants who
were also admitted to IUB, and IUN enrolled many of its 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
cross-applicants who were also admitted to IUPUI or
IUSB (at 46% and 42%, respectively; see Figure IUN5). IUN 55% Neither, 29% 16% IUB
IUB, IUPUI, and IUSB enrolled only 16%, 18%, and 13% of IUN 46% Neither, 36% 18% IUPUI
these cross-admits, respectively. A sizable share of cross-
admits, however, enrolled at neither IUN nor one of the IUN IUPUC
other three campuses, and this share ranges from a low
IUN IUE
of 29% to a high of 46%.
IUN IUK
IUN 42% Neither, 46% 13% IUSB
IUN IUS
Enrolled at IUN Enrolled at other campus

Applicants are limited to state residents who apply for admission to IU as first-time students (a.k.a. “beginners”).
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