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1 Admissions Presentation September 2012 Laura J Steinberg, PhD Dean Can Isik, PhD Senior Associate Dean Kathleen M Joyce Assistant Dean for Student Recruitment Jonathan J. Hoster Undergraduate Recruitment Specialist

2 Enrollment 28% female students in college (one of the best in country) In Fall 2012: a total enrollment of 1,410 undergraduate students 35% students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds

3 Fall 2012 – Incoming UG Numbers 3 F2011F2012Difference Single Dual st Year Transfer Total

4 Review strategy Much deeper involvement/closer collaboration with SU’s Office of Admissions in review of applications for Fall Intentional strategy to improve quality of first- year class. Resulted in slightly smaller/higher quality first-year class Extra attention to high school math/science preparation Learned a great deal through the process; resulting in enhancements to overall review, including looking at ACT Math sub-scores in application review

5 Outcomes LCS Fall 2011Fall 2012 Applicants Admits Admit rate65.0%62.0% Enrolled Freshman Student profile*Fall 2011Fall 2012 International6.0%9.4% %Female20.0%26.0% Students of Color30.7%36.9% Northeast80.4%70.5% Mean SAT Combined

6 Syracuse Biomaterials Institute Interdisciplinary and cross-university institute Biochemical and mechanical properties of cells to the development of new technologies: smart medical devices and biological/tissue- engineering constructs State-of-the art labs Civil Engineering Structural Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Construction Environmental Engineering 1 of 59 ABET accredited programs in US Outstanding undergraduate research opportunities Opportunity for LCS students studying civil engineering to spend 6 weeks working in Dubai 6 Biomedical and ChemicalCivil & Environmental

7 JP Morgan Chase Internship Program 23 LCS students selected as interns, involving technology, operations, and finance **B.S. Systems & Information Science – Hands-on/application oriented computing major. – Developed in response to need in the market place for computing professionals with skills in the hands- on development of large scale software systems, meeting technical, business and consumer needs, and working in a multi-disciplinary setting. Flight Simulator Fidelity MOTUS 622i Can be programmed to simulate the flight abilities of planes designed by aerospace students Ability to simulate different weather patterns Currently used by seniors, but plans are in place to Introduce the simulator to first- Industrial Assessment Center – DOE funded 7 Electrical, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering Mechanical & Aerospace

8 ECS 101 College’s “Gateway” course for new students – 3-credit, introductory course for new students – Includes lecture-style group meeting for all first-year students (weekly) – Discipline-specific sections, lead by department faculty, meet twice a week

9 PRIDE (Programs Rooted in Developing Excellence) Student Support/Leadership Programs – Academic Excellence Workshops – L.C. Smith Learning Community – Women in Science & Engineering – STAR Program – Student Societies and Organizations – SummerStart Each year, the college spends more than $500,000 in support of PRIDE programs

10 Popular Options Minors/2nd Majors 70% of LCS graduates complete a minor or 2nd major in addition to their engineering or computer science degree Architecture Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering Construction Management Economics; History; Political Science; Spanish; Writing Energy Systems Engineering & Computer Science Management; Finance; Management Studies; Marketing History Information Studies Music Industry

11 3+2 B.S./MBA Program 3+2 program requirements: Year 1 & 2: Enrollment in required undergraduate coursework Year 3: Enrollment in some MBA courses and summer MBA coursework, continued progress in undergraduate coursework Year 4: Enrollment in some MBA courses and summer MBA internship, continued progress in undergraduate coursework Year 5: Completion of BS and MBA coursework

12 Study Abroad Year Abroad in London (Junior year) Semester/year-long opportunities: – Australia – Hong Kong – Istanbul, Turkey – Madrid, Spain – Dublin, Ireland – Summer opportunities in Dubai, Madrid, Strasbourg

13 LCS Co-op Program Optional opportunity for students to gain full-time paid work/research experience in summer months Summer 2011 placements at 80+ different companies, including: Research settings: Students can gain 2, and in some cases, 3 full summers of paid experience prior to graduation

14 Outcomes OUTSTANDING! LCS students have strong record of career/graduate school placement with high percentage of students reporting full-time employment or graduate school enrollment within six months of graduation

15 Outcomes for LC Smith graduates... Employers Graduate School – Engineering and Computer Science Biomedical Computational and Mathematical Engineering Engineering Management Nanoengineering Structural Engineering – Dental School – Finance – Law School – Mathematics Education – Medical School

16 Moving Forward Continued close collaboration with Admissions – Participate in review of applications – Strong high school record, particularly in math/science – 4 years of math; 4 years high school science – SATs – pay close attention to SAT Math – ACT – pay close attention to ACT sub scores Continue to strive for improved quality/profile of first-year and transfer students, including diversity Focus on transfer students (reach out to students in schools in which we have articulation agreements) Focus on female students LCS will host 2012 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing event Focus on EECS – Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems & Information Science

17 Laura J. Steinberg, PhD Dean Can Isik, PhD Senior Associate Dean Kathleen M. Joyce Assistant Dean for Student Recruitment Thank You! Questions? Jonathan J. Hoster Undergraduate Recruitment Specialist


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