Ensure the Scholastic Quality of Incoming Students

The SOA restricts admission to the accounting major through two courses (Intermediate I and Cost Accounting). Currently, incoming undergraduate accounting students must have achieved a 3.0 overall GPA and have earned a B or better in the first introductory accounting course. In addition, students must pass a qualifying exam before being permitted to enroll in Acct 3110.  Subsequent courses require Acct 3110 and/or Acct 3310 as pre-requisites. Students admitted to the Master of Accounting program must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better, and in addition, score at least at the 50th percentile across all sections of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). 

 

Average ACT and GPA for incoming majors

  2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Number of Students 143 98 115 88 139 127 183 125  97  107
Average ACT 23.6 24.4 24.0 23.6 25.0 25.0 24.0 25.0 25.5  25.0
Average GPA 3.40 3.52 3.46 3.47 3.59 3.51 3.49 3.50  3.54  3.52

Graduate (MAcc) Student Enrollment

  2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Applied 26 44 63 70 63 51 59 80 79  55  50
Accepted 24 43 48 60 47 38 38 56 42  37  39
Enrolled 22 32 28 47 37 24 29 42 40  29  31
Average GMAT 604.2 613.4 611.1 596.2 610.5 594 606 619 623  655  623