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Citadel News Service
16 Aug 2011

Corps of Cadets' Class of 2015 ties record at 734 freshmen


The South Carolina Corps of Cadets Class of 2015 reported to campus 734 young men and women strong this past weekend, tying last year’s record-breaking class. Last summer’s freshman class was the largest at The Citadel in 35 years.

This class also broke the record for the largest number of applicants at 2,714 and has the highest high school grade point average of 3.52. The Class of 2015 tied the record for the most number of women (56) to enroll.

“This is the 5th consecutive year we have had an entering class numbering more than 700 cadets,” said Admissions Director Lt. Col. John Powell, USMCR retired.

“The Citadel continues to attract young men and women to a college experience that is both academically challenging and excels at offering outstanding leadership development opportunities with an emphasis on the core values of honor, duty and respect,” Powell said.

Here is a closer look at the Class of 2015. The cadet recruits took their oath on Monday, Aug. 15.

U.S. states represented 38
Foreign countries 8
Transfer students 54
Total minority 167
International students 12
South Carolina residents 331
Out-of-state and international 403
SAT average 1089
Top 25 percent of high school class 196
Top majors  
Business Administration 113
Criminal Justice 106
Civil & Environmental Engineering 69
Top three states  
South Carolina 331
North Carolina 69
Florida 51













Upper-class cadets will report on Sunday, Aug. 21, and cadet classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 24.

Citadel Graduate College and Evening Undergraduate Studies classes begin Aug. 22.

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