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Citadel News Service
15 Aug 2012

Profile of the Class of 2016

More than half of this year's freshman class of 779 students hails from South Carolina. The Class of 2016 reported on Aug. 13 and broke previous admissions records to total applications and women who matriculated.

It is the 6th consecutive year that The Citadel has matriculated more than 700 freshmen. Here's a closer look at the Class of 2016.

Total Applications

Total matriculated 779
States represented 36
Top 9 states

South Carolina Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida,
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California and Massachusetts.

Foreign countries 4
Percent transfers  6.5 percent (51)
Percent from high school 93.8 percent (726)
Women 64 (8.2 percent of the class)
African American 60 (7.7 percent of the class)
Total minority 160( 20.5 percent of the class
International students 6 (.7 percent of the class)
South Carolina residents 398 (51.2 percent)
Out of state/international 379 (48.8 percent)
Average SAT score 1089
Above 1100 208
Up to 1090 257
Average high school GPA 3.5
Top 25 percent of high school class   196 (34 percent)
Most subscribed majors
Business Administration 133
Civil and environmental engineering 106
Criminal Justice 105
Political Science 70
History 67
Electrical engineering 60
Biology 59
Physical education 53
Computer science 26





























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