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Page 16 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 9, 1983

Brainy freshpersons score high

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The University's succeeded this year in
attracting more top-notch freshper-
sons, but as a result, middle- and low-in-
come students were squeezed out of the
Incoming freshpersons, who scored
an average of 20 points higher on the
SATs than last year's class, also are
more affluent said Cliff Sjogren, the
University's director of admissions.
"MORE AFFLUENT students tend
to come from better-supported school
districts," said Sjogren. "And better
supported school districts have more
accelerated and advanced placement
programs, which produce higher
quality students."
The University attracted and

enrolled these students despite
receiving about 13,000 applications for
admissions, approximately 650 fewer
than last year.
The median SAT scores this year
were 620 in math and 550 in verbal,
compared to 610 and 540 last year.
IN PART, the higher scores can be
attributed to more out-of-state students
enrolling at the University, according
to Sjogren.
Out-of-state freshpersons traditionally
have scored higher on the SATs, he said.
About on-third of the incoming class
are non-residents.
"The out-of-state students are
coming to the University with overall
higher skills," Sjogren said, adding
that only students from wealthy
families can afford the University's

sky-rocketing tuition.
AS A RESULT, the number of out-of-
state students might increase slightly
this year, he said.
Rising tuition, marked by a 9.5 per-
cent increase this year, makes the
University the most expensive public
school in the nation. Tuition for non-
resident freshmen is $3,148 per
semester and $1,084 for residents.
Better skills, albeit a sacrifice in
diversity, are keys to maintaining the
quality of the University's academic
programs, said Billy Frye, the Univer-
sity's vice president for academic af-
fairs and provost.
WHILE THE University cuts its
budget under a campus-wide plan to
redistribute $20 million in general fund
money over five years, it risks falling
behind competing schools in attracitng
high-quality students, said Sue Mims,
director of academic planning and

But Frye said the higher SAT scores
mean the University is not sacrificing
quality while it cuts back.
"The fact that the quality of the
student body is being maintained and
even increased, in a time of increasing
competition for the most highly
qualified students, is evidence of the
University's strong commitment to in-
stitutional excellence in a time of limited
resources," he said.
Although cutting enrollment curren-
tly is not being considered by the
University, if the trend of fewer ap-
plicants continues, the quality of
students could drop, said Mims.
"If the quality of the applicants drops
with fewer applications, the individual
programs can decide to choose between
dropping students or lowering the
quality of their programs," Mims said.
This story was reprinted from the
summer edition of the Daily.


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The University is engaged in a
delicate balancing act of trying to in-
crease its percentage of out-of-state
students without violating state laws
designed to give Michigan residents an
opportunity to attend the University.
By admitting more out-of-state
students, the University receives far
more in tuition money, but critics say it
is unfair to citizens of the state, who
help support the school through taxes.
A STATE LAW dictates that the
University must freeze its level of out-
of-state students at the percentage it
had in the fall of 1973 - which was 25
percent. The University has kept to
that figure, but only because its Flint
and Dearborn campuses are made up
almost entirely of in-state commuter
Figures for the Ann Arbor campus
tell a different story. This fall's in-
coming first-year class will be made up
of 33 percent out-of-state students, up
from 30 percent last year, according to
Cliff Sjogren, the University's ad-
missions director.
OUT-OF-STATE first- and second-
year undergraduates pay about $6,300 in
tuition per year, nearly three times the
price in-state students pay.
That fact led a committee on ad-
missions last fall to recommend that
the percentage of out-of-state freshper-
sons be allowed to increase to 40 per-
"We're letting the out-of-state per-
centage creep up slowly, but I would not
endorse a plan to raise it as high as 40
percent," Sjogren said.
SJOGREN SAID the University
decides on what percentage of out-of-
state students to accept by "the need
for money."
"It's a financially based decision," he
Sjogren said that the University will
not simply admit out-of-state students
without considering their academic

"We would never cut the academic
auality of incoming students for
money,"he said.
"Out-of-state students have had, on
the average, consistently higher overall.
skills," he added.
Billy Frye, vice president for
academic affairs and provost, said,
"The University has a number :of
proposals for raising the percentage of
out-of-state students, but currently has
no policy or formal limits on that per-
"Increasing the number of out-of-
state students has been proposed to of-
fset costs," he said.
BY FAR THE highest percentage of
out-state students is found in the
University's Law School, which has
about a 50-50 ratio, according to Sue
Mims, director of academic planning
and analysis.
Each out-of-state law student brings
in $2,000 more in tuition money than an
in-state student.
But that high ratio in a state-
supported university has brought about
opposition from some who felt
Michigan citizens shouldn't subsidize
out-of-state students.
STATE SENATOR Arthur Miller (D-
Warren) tried to require the Law
School to reduce its out-of-state
enrollment to 25 percent in June.
Miller proposed an amendment to the
state appropriations for higher
education bill calling for the Law
School to reduce its out-of-state percen-
tage, but the amendment failed.
Although the University as a wholes4
keeping to the 25 percent out-of-state
figure, discussing figures such as the
Law School makes some University's
officials uncomfortable.
"It's not to the University's benefit'to
continue to air in the press the Law
School's numbers," Mims said.
The University's largest unit, the
College of Literature, Science, and the
Arts, has a 27 percent out-of-state
This story was reprinted from tA
summer edition of the Daily.

'U' retires, sells old desks

(Continued from Page 12)
tor Alan Levy. "They have just seen
better days," he said.
Some of the desks need repairs to fix
problems such as drawers that no
longer fit in the tracks, Levy said, and
many of the desks are badly scratched.
"People used X-acto knives (on the
desks)," remembered former South
Quad resident Ron Egan. "They 'left
grooves and you can't write on them
anymore," he said.
EVEN IF THE University decided to
keep the desks, repairing them might
be close to impossible, according to
Levy, because many are so old it is dif-
ficult to find replacement parts. The
cost of refinishing and repairing the
desks could be more than buying new
ones, he said.
Replacing the old desks will cost
more than $800,000 which will come out
of the housing reserve fund, made up
from students' room and board money.

Despite the high price' tag, Levy
thinks the expense is worth it.
IT'S THE FIRST not iceable im-
provement in many years," he said.
"The new desks probably are not made
as well as the old, but it's a cost factor."
The new desks have four drawers and
matching bookcases that can be at-
tached to the top.
Earlier this summer, workmen tore
out the built-in desks in South Quad,
which will be replaced with the new
free-standing desks. The South Quad
desks which were essentially a long
table with drawers and a bookcase,
were sold for $1 each.
South Quad Building Director Mar
Antieau, said it was cheaper to sell the
desks for $1 than to dispose of them.
This story was reprinted from the
summer edition of the Daily.


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