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Citadel News Service
16 Aug 2007

Profile of the Class of 2011

They come from 42 states in the nation and 10 foreign countries, including Australia and Canada. The 657 men and 53 women who make up the Class of 2011 are the largest freshmen class to enter The Citadel in 30 years.

“Many students today are demanding more than what a traditional college or university experience can give them,” said Lt. Col. John Powell, director of admissions. “We are proud that The Citadel’s mission of achieving excellence in the education of principled leaders attracts young men and women. What they will learn here through our unique leadership development program will set them apart from their peers in all walks of life.”

As part of the largest freshmen class in 30 years is the largest number of freshmen women to matriculate. The Citadel began admitting women in 1995 and the numbers continue to rise. To date 145 women have graduated from the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.

Here’s a look at this year’s freshmen class at the Military College of South Carolina.

Total applications for the Class of 2011: 2,247

Total matriculants: 710
Men: 657
Women: 53 (7.4 percent of the entering class)
African-Americans: 49 (6.9 percent of the entering class)
Total all minorities: 119 (16.7 percent)
International students: 14 from Australia, Canada, Croatia, Italy, Hong Kong, Russia, Sweden and Thailand.
In state: 284
Out of state: 426
Average SAT score: 1087 (math and verbal)
Above 1100: 46 percent
Average high school GPA: 3.31
In top 25 percent of class: 32 percent
Most subscribed majors: Business administration, civil and environmental engineering, criminal justice, history.

Upperclass cadets return to campus Aug. 19. Classes begin Aug. 22.

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