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|
|South Carolina residents||331|
|Out-of-state and international||403|
|Top 25 percent of high school class||196|
|Civil & Environmental Engineering||69|
|Top three states|
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.