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Citadel News Service
19 Aug 2014

Welcome to The Citadel Class of 2018

Members of the class of 2018 have lived in three decades, two centuries and two millenniums even though most are only 18. More than 700 of them reported in at The Citadel on Saturday, Aug. 16. The freshmen (knobs) are from 31 states and five foreign countries. This year marks the eighth consecutive year that the military college has matriculated more than 700 freshmen.


Take a closer look at The Citadel Class of 2018 profile below:

Total applications     2,789

Total matriculants     712

From high schools     672

From transfers     40

From South Carolina     351 (49%)

Out-of-State/Int’l     361 (51%)

U.S. States represented     31

Top five states     SC, NC, GA, FL & VA, PA

Top five SC counties (outside of Charleston)     Richland, Lexington, Greenville, Horry, Spartanburg

Foreign countries     5    

Men     656

Women     57

African American     63 

Total minority     170

International cadets     8

Average SAT score     1089

Above 1100     167

Up to 1090     220

Average high school GPA     3.59

In top 25% of class     180

Most subscribed majors:

Pre-Business Administration     143

Criminal Justice     100

Mechanical Eng     90

Civil & Environmental Eng     86

Political Science     80

Biology     57

Electrical Eng     24

Exercise Science     23

 History     20


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