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West Point Classes : 2009 Profile

Class of 2009
Class Profile


Volume of Applicants
                                 Men   Women
Applicant Files Started         8,422  2,351 
Nominated                       3,340    596  
Qualified (academically
& in physical aptitude)         1,859    328  
Accepted/offered                1,062    189
Rank in High School Class
First Fifth     70%
Second Fifth    20%
Third Fifth      8%
Fourth Fifth     2%
Bottom Fifth     0%
American College Testing (ACT) Assessment Program Scores*
Range    Eng    Math   Sci Reas   Read
31-36  27%  29%   19%    46%
26-30  50%  55%   49%    40%
21-25  21%  15%   30%    13%
16-20   0%   0%    2%     1%
11-15   0%   0%    0%     0%
Mean     28      29       27       30
College Board Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) Scores*
Range       Verbal    Math
700-800      19%       25%
600-699      50%       54%
500-599      28%       20%
400-499       3%        1%
300-399       0%        0%
Mean        630       648
  
*Includes only scores used as a basis for admission.
Academic Honors
Class Valedictorians............................ 102 
Class Salutatorians.............................  37 
National Merit Scholarship Recognition.......... 215 
National Honor Society.......................... 766
Activities
Boys/Girls State Delegate....................... 228    
Class President or Student Body President....... 252   
School Publication Staff
  School Paper Editor, Co-Editor of Staff....... 164   
  Yearbook Editor or Co-Editor.................. 112  
Debating........................................ 172   
Dramatics....................................... 141   
Scouting Participants........................... 500  
  Eagle Scout (men) or Gold Award (women)....... 175   
Varsity Athletics.............................. 1138
  Letter Winner................................ 1094 
  Team Captain.................................. 781
Geographical Distribution
The Class of 2009, numbering 1,251 new cadets, includes 1,230 United States citizens and 21
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 Afghanistan, Belize (2), Brunei, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chad, Guyana, Jamaica,
Jordan, Kazakhstan (2), Korea, Lithuania (2), Singapore, Sri Lanka (2), Taiwan, Thailand and Tunisia.
These cadets will return to their country as officers in their armed forces.