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Citadel News Service
20 Aug 2013

The record-breaking Class of 2017: a profile

They were born in 1995, and they have never had the chicken pox. Getting a cell phone and a Skype account were bigger milestones than a driver’s license and a car. They have always been able to plug into USB ports, and they’ve never needed directions—just an address.* The class of 2017 reported Saturday, Aug. 17, 781 cadets strong—the largest class in 56 years—to begin their four-year leadership journey.

This year marks the seventh consecutive year that the military college has matriculated more than 700 freshmen, and with 2,958 applications, it is the fifth year the college has broken all previous application records. Here’s a closer look at the Class of 2017:

Total applications

2,958

Total matriculants

781

U.S. States represented

40

Top 9 states

S.C., N.C., Ga., Fla., Va. and N.J., Texas, Md., Calif. and Penn, Ohio

Foreign countries

6

Percentage of transfers

54 (7 percent)

Percentage from high school

727 (93 percent)

Women

43 (6 percent)

African American

54 (7 percent)

Total minority

165 (21 percent)

International students

8 (1 percent)

S.C. residents

406 (52 percent)

Out-of-state/international

375 (48 percent)

Average SAT score

1074 (100 percent of entering freshmen with SAT scores)

Above 1100

169 (38 percent)

Up to 1090

275 (62 percent)

Average high school GPA

3.51

Top 25 percent of high school class

188 (33 percent)

Most subscribed majors

Business Administration

148

Civil & Environmental Engin

128

Criminal Justice

114

History

62

Biology

57

Political Science

57

Electrical Engineering

53

Health, Exercise & SS

48

Computer Science

37

MILESTONES
Largest class in 56 yrs: 781
Record number of total apps: 2,958
Record number of women’s apps: 358
Record number of Hispanic apps: 281
Record number of Af-Am apps: 373
Record number of Minority apps: 906

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*Reference: The Beloit College 2017 Mindset List

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