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Citadel News Service
13 Aug 2007

The Class of 2011 reports, enters military training

The Class of 2011 - the largest class in 30 years - reported to The Citadel on Aug. 11 and today will begin military training, which includes getting haircuts, measured for uniforms and picking up supplies at the cadet store.

On Saturday, 710 freshmen reported to campus. Of that 53 are women and 657 are men.

In 1976, there were 720 freshmen. This year also marks the second largest freshman application pool ever—2,247 students applied for admission to the Class of 2011. That’s up from last year’s total of 2,192 freshmen applications (Class of 2010). The record is 2,348 freshman applications in 2004 (Class of 2008).

Final tallies for the Class of 2011 will not be available until next week.  Sixty-one of the freshmen are football athletes who reported to campus July 23 for academic orientation, military training and fall practice.

Additional facts about enrollment at The Citadel:

  • Forty percent of the incoming students are from South Carolina.
  • The average SAT score of incoming students is 1087.
  • The average high school GPA of incoming students is 3.31. 
  • The South Carolina Corps of Cadets is typically 2,000 students strong each year.
  • Last year women made up about 5.5 percent—113—of the Corps of Cadets.

Freshmen will take part in academic orientation and military training through Aug. 19 when upperclassmen are schedule to report to campus. Classes begin Aug. 22.

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