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Entering Class Profile

Fun Facts About the Class of 2017

This class has collectively lived or worked in:

Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh,Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burma,Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Finland, France, The Gambia,Germany, Ghana, Greece,Haiti, Honduras,India,Iraq, Israel, Italy,Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Liberia,Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia,Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan,Peru, Philippines,Qatar, Russia, Senegal, Serbia,South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden,Switzerland, Syria,Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates,United Kingdom, United States, andVietnam.

map of countries lived and worked in

And can read and speak the following languages:

Arabic, Akkadian, Aramaic, Attic Greek, Bangla, Bengali, Burmese,Cantonese, Church Slavonic, Czech, Dari, Dutch, English,Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hellenistic Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh,Korean, Kosraean,Latin, Malay, Mandarin,Mongolian, Nepali,Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Shanghainese,Spanish, Swedish,Teochew, Thai, Ukrainian, and Urdu.

Members of the class include:

  • Single-engine aircraft pilot
  • Blogger for the Huffington Post
  • Skilled cake decorator
  • Published author
  • Internet start-up founders
  • Manager for state senate campaign
  • Union organizer
  • LDS missionary
  • Editor for start-up Pan-African magazine
  • Ballet dancer
  • Bartender
  • Disc jockey
  • Middle school math teacher
  • Special Olympics basketball coach
  • Journalist
  • Fly fishing guide
  • Pipe organist
  • Eastern Orthodox priest
  • CNN producer
  • Glamour Magazine Top 10 College Woman
  • Deckhand on an Alaskan fishing boat
  • Roller derbyist
  • Scuba diving instructor
  • Stand-up comedian
  • Lindy-Hop dancer
  • Trombone player
  • International Physics Olympiad gold medalist
  • Sustainable farmer
  • Software engineer for Facebook
  • Special assistant to the US Ambassador to Afghanistan
  • Eggplant enthusiast
  • Student at a Buddhist monastery in Gangtok, India
  • Bench Supervisor at the US Supreme Court
  • Founder of Blue State Coffee Company
  • Guest host of a Kazakhstani travel show
  • Speed-dating company founder
  • Assistant to the Constitutional Drafting Committee of Nepal
  • Accomplished surfer
  • Special Assistant to the Chief Prosecutor of high level Al-Qaeda operatives
  • Skilled archer
  • Director General of the World Model United Nations
  • Environmental activists
  • Steel drum player
  • 2 National Economic Council Policy advisors
  • 46 graduate degrees
  • 3 Rhodes Scholars
  • 1 Marshall Scholar
  • 6 Fulbright Fellows
  • 3 Truman Scholars
  • 3 Peace Corps volunteers
  • 10 Teach For America corps members
  • 3 Marines
  • 3 Navy
  • 3 Army
  • 1 Air Force
  • 6 Eagle Scouts
  • 1 Girl Scout Gold Award
  • 7 marathon runners
  • 3 triathletes
  • 5 martial arts black belts

Class of 2017 Profile

    2893 applicants
    255 new offers · 213 new offers accepted ·83.5% yield onnew offers
    245 net admits1 · 200 matriculated · 81.6% yield on net admits
    51% women ·38% students of color · 24 average age ·36 states represented
    24% directly from undergrad ·43% 1-2 years out ·34% 3+ years out

    1In contrastto the new offers total, which provides the number of new offers made during the 2013-14 admissions cycle, the net admits total takes into account prior deferrals who are part of the incoming class and deducts new deferrals who willnot be part of the incoming class.

    3.22 3.82 3.91 3.97 4.31

    158 170173 176 180

    77 undergraduate institutions represented:

    Amherst College

    Arizona State University

    Auburn University

    Barnard College

    Brigham Young University

    Brown University

    Bryn Mawr College

    Carleton College

    Claremont McKenna College

    Clark University

    College of William and Mary

    Columbia University

    Cornell University

    Dartmouth College

    Davidson College

    Dickinson College

    Duke University

    Emory University

    Furman University

    George Washington University


    Hamilton College

    Harvard University

    Howard University

    Johns Hopkins University

    Kenyon College

    King's College London

    Macalester College

    McMaster University

    Middlebury College

    Morehouse College

    New York University

    Northwestern University

    Patrick Henry College

    Pepperdine University

    Pomona College

    Princeton University

    Queen's University

    Rollins College

    Rutgers University

    Stanford University

    Swarthmore College

    Syracuse University

    Trinity College

    Tufts University

    United States Air Force Academy

    United States Military Academy

    United States Naval Academy

    University of Alabama

    University of California - Berkeley

    University of California - Los Angeles

    University of California - Santa Barbara

    University of Chicago

    University of Colorado

    University of Florida

    University of Georgia

    University of Massachusetts - Amherst

    University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

    University of Notre Dame

    University of Oxford

    University of Pennsylvania

    University of Rochester

    University of South Carolina

    University of Southern California

    University of Texas - Austin

    University of Toronto

    University of Virginia

    University of Wisconsin

    Vanderbilt University

    Washington and Lee University

    Washington University

    Wesleyan University

    Whitworth University

    Williams College

    Yale University

    Yeshiva University