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West Point Classes : 2008 Profile

Class of 2008
Class Profile


Volume of Applicants
                                 Men   Women
Applicant Files Started         9,326  2,553 
Nominated                       3,487    673  
Qualified (academically
& in physical aptitude)         1,971    379  
Accepted/offered                1,030    194
Rank in High School Class
First Fifth     72%
Second Fifth    21%
Third Fifth      6%
Fourth Fifth     1%
Bottom Fifth     0%
American College Testing (ACT) Assessment Program Scores*
Range    Eng    Math   Sci Reas   Read
31-36  31%  29%   22%    48%
26-30  50%  58%   49%    39%
21-25  18%  13%   27%    12%
16-20   1%   0%    2%     1%
11-15   0%   0%    0%     0%
Mean     29      29       28       30
College Board Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) Scores*
Range       Verbal    Math
700-800      20%       25%
600-699      46%       52%
500-599      31%       23%
400-499       3%        0%
300-399       0%        0%
Mean        629       648
  
*Includes only scores used as a basis for admission.
Academic Honors
Class Valedictorians............................  85 
Class Salutatorians.............................  36 
National Merit Scholarship Recognition.......... 226 
National Honor Society.......................... 795
Activities
Boys/Girls State Delegate....................... 221    
Class President or Student Body President....... 225   
School Publication Staff
  School Paper Editor, Co-Editor of Staff....... 149   
  Yearbook Editor or Co-Editor..................  99  
Debating........................................ 169   
Dramatics....................................... 140   
Scouting Participants........................... 511  
  Eagle Scout (men) or Gold Award (women)....... 182   
Varsity Athletics.............................. 1113
  Letter Winner................................ 1072 
  Team Captain.................................. 766
Geographical Distribution
The Class of 2008, numbering 1,224 new cadets, includes 1,207 United States citizens and 17
international cadets. Cadets were appointed by Congress from every state in the United States,
as well as others appointed from military service sources. The international cadets are from the countries of Albania, Cameroon, Columbia, El Salvador, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Philippines,
Romania, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Tunisia. These cadets will return to their country as
officers in their armed forces.