The Citadel

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Citadel News Service
23 Aug 2009

Class of 2013 profile

The Class of 2013 matriculated on Saturday, Aug. 15 as the largest class in 34 years with 721 freshmen and a record breaking 2,363 applications.

“As all institutions face new and challenging forces in higher education, we are encouraged to see the largest applicant pool ever and one of the largest freshman classes in our history,” said retired Marine Lt. Col. John W. Powell, Jr. '77, director of admissions. “The high turnout for the class of 2013 tells us there is strong demand for the unique educational experience at The Citadel, which is distinguished by our proven leadership development model.”

Here's a look at the Class of 2013.

U.S. states represented 39  
Foreign countries 8  
Transfer students 65 9 percent
High school graduates that matriculated 656 91 percent
Women 39  
African American 63  
Total minority 120  
International students 13  
South Carolina residents 332 46 percent
Out-of-state and international 398 55.3 percent
SAT average 1090  
HS GPA 3.36  
Top 25 percent of high school class 166 33.5 percent
Top majors    

Business administration




Criminal Justice




Physical Education

Top 4 states    

South Carolina




North Carolina




On Sunday, Aug. 23, more than 1,500 upper class cadets returned to campus to prepare for the new academic year and the start of classes on Aug. 26.

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