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Citadel News Service
17 Aug 2016

Welcoming The Citadel Class of 2020

General Rosa addresses Citadel class of 2020

The Citadel Class of 2020 is largest recorded freshman class in the history of the college. The class reported to campus on Saturday, August 13, 2016. Most of the members of the class of 2020 were born in 1998, have never known a world without Google, and are considered to be members of Generation Y. They were born the same year the first section of the International Space Station was launched, the search engine Google was founded, and the iMac was unveiled.

CLASS OF 2020 BY THE NUMBERS

Milestones

  • Largest class on record 819
  • Record number of ethnic minorities 188
  • Record number of women 68
     

Total Matriculants 819

  • From high schools 771 (94%)
  • Joining the Corps as transfers 48 (6 %)
     

Origin

  • South Carolina 54%
  • Out-of-State/International 46%
  • Top five states: SC, NC, GA, FL, VA, TX
  • Top six SC counties (outside of Charleston): Greenville, Berkeley, Dorchester, Anderson, Beaufort and Florence (tied)
  • International cadets 7
     

Demographics

  • Women 68 (8%)
  • Total ethnic minority 188 (23%)
  • African American 71 (9%)
  • Hispanic 59 (7%)
  • More than one race 34 (4%)
  • Asian 15 (2%)
  • American Indian/Alaskan Native 7 (1%)

Religious Preference

  • Christian 712
  • Other 73
  • Independent/Non-denominational 14
  • Muslim 10
  • Agnostic/Atheist 6
  • Buddhist 3
  • Jewish/Hebrew 1
     

Academics

  • Average high school GPA 3.59
  • Top 10% of high school class 57 (8%)
  • Average SAT 1069
  • Above 1100 (39%)
  • Up to 1090 (61%)
  • Average ACT 23
     

Citadel Majors Chosen

  • Pre-Business Administration 16%
  • Mechanical Engineering 16%
  • Criminal Justice 14%
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering 8%
  • Biology 8%
  • Political Science 7%
  • Computer Science 7%
  • History 5%
  • Electrical Engineering 4%
  • Physical Education 4%
  • Education, Chemistry and Psychology (all 2%)
  • Exercise Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Sports Management (all 1%)
     

WATCH A VIDEO ABOUT MATRICULATION DAY FOR THE CLASS OF 2020: CLICK HERE.

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