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Citadel News Service
19 Aug 2010

Class of 2014 Profile

When the Class of 2014 reported to The Citadel on Saturday, Aug. 14, they broke a number of records, including the most applications.  There were 2,571 applications, and with 734 members, it was the largest class in 34 years.

“We are happy to welcome the members of the Class of 2014,” said Lt. Col. John Powell, director of admissions. “The record-breaking number of applications and the rising number of students from South Carolina as well as the increased diversity are solid indicators that a Citadel education is in high demand for all students.”

Other records the Class of 2014 set

Record number of women:  56
Largest S.C. population in 46 years: 378
Record number of African-Americans:  83

An overview of the record-setting class

U.S. States represented:  37
Foreign countries:   5
Transfer students:   46
High school graduates matriculating:  656
Total minority:   174
International students:   9
South Carolina residents:  378
Out-of-state and international:  356
SAT average:   1080
HS GPA:    3.36
Top 25 percent of high school class:  166

Top majors
Business Administration:  123
Criminal Justice: 104
Civil & Environmental Engineering:   100 
Political Science:   74
History:    64
Biology:     60
Health, Exercise and Sports Science:  47
Electrical Engineering:   46
Computer Science:   26

Top four states      
South Carolina:    378
Florida:   49
Georgia:   43
North Carolina:    43

Upperclass students will report Sunday, Aug. 22, and classes for the Corps of Cadets begin Wednesday, Aug. 25.

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