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Citadel News Service
15 Aug 2006

Class of 2010 profile

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President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa talks to 651 freshmen in McAlister Field House on the morning of their swearing in about the upcoming 4th class year, the challenges they face and the start of the academic year.

The Class of 2010 reported for academic orientation and military training on Aug. 12. Freshmen fall athletes arrived on campus July 24.

Upperclass cadet return Aug. 20 and classes begins Aug. 23. Here's a look at this year's freshmen class.

Total freshmen: 651
Men: 613
Women: 38
Fall athletes: 72

Minority
    White: 539
    African American: 47
    Hispanic: 23
    Asian American: 22
    Native American: 3
    Non-resident alien: 17

South Carolina residents: 286
    Charleston County: 50
    Berkeley County: 21
    Dorchester County: 12
    Top 4 counties: Charleston (50), Richland (24), Berkeley (21), Greenville (20).
Out of state/international residents: 365

Top States
    South Carolina: 286
    Georgia, North Carolina: 46
    Florida: 44
    Virginia: 29
    Texas: 24
    New York: 21
Only states/territories not represented: Idaho, Iowa, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Foreign countries
Bahrain, Ecuador, Czech Republic, Jamaica, Kenya, Lithuania, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Taiwan, Yugoslavia.

Academics
Average SAT: 1100
Average High school GPA: 3.31
Top 25 percent of class: 152 (32.5 percent)

Top majors
Business Administration (141), Criminal Justice (79), Civil and Environmental Engineering (78), Political Science (60), History (57), Biology (40), Electrical Engineering (38), Computer Science (23).

NOTE:  Data compiled by Admissions Office as of Aug. 15 and is based early athletes and students who reported Aug. 12. It does not include withdrawals. Data could differ from registrar records, pre-matriculation reports and due to changes in majors by students.

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