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Entering Class Profile

Fun Facts About the Class of 2016

This class has collectively lived or worked in:

Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Madagascar, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Occupied Palestinian Territories,Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, The Netherlands, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Zambia.

And can read and speak the following languages:

Arabic, Attic/Classical Greek, Bangla,Cantonese, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Mandarin, Malayalam, Medieval Latin, Old English, Old Irish, Old Norse, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Shanghainese, Sinhalese, Somali,Spanish, Swedish,Turkish, and Vietnamese.

Members of the class include:

  • Step aerobics and spininstructor

  • Featured member of a Russian rap group

  • Published novelist

  • Published poet

  • Special Olympics coach

  • Thai restaurant chef

  • PBS documentary producer/director

  • Registered U.S. PatentAgent

  • Advanceddeep water scuba diver

  • Speechwriter for Senator Joseph Lieberman

  • Chief Operating Officer of a Chinesetheater company

  • Drill instructor for the LA County Sheriff's Department

  • Professionalballet dancer

  • Intern for"30 Rock"

  • Unicyclist

  • Competitive synchronized swimmer

  • Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State

  • Intern for the Supreme Court of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire

  • Certified bartender

  • Intern at MAD Magazine

  • Professional actress

  • Risk analyst for Facebook

  • Publicity assistant at Viking/Penguin Books

  • Arabic translator in Iraq for the Marine Corps

  • Research assistants at the White House Council of Economic Advisers and the Office of Management and Budget

  • Co-founder of Duke University Farm

  • Legislative Associate for the National Congress of American Indians

  • Writer for a feminist blog

  • Trial assistant at New York County District Attorney's Office

  • Volunteer at a refugee camp in Ghana

  • Student who spent3 months living at a monastery in the Sinai desert

  • 42 graduate degrees

  • 3Rhodes scholars

  • 2Marshall scholars

  • 4Fulbright fellows

  • 2Truman scholars

  • 1 Gates scholar

  • 1Marine

  • 1 Navy

  • 1 Air Force

  • 1 Army

  • 5 Eagle Scouts

  • 2Girl Scout Gold Awards

  • 10 marathon/ultramarathon runners

  • 4triathletes

  • 4martial arts black belts

Class of 2016 Profile

2684 applicants
235 new offers · 195 new offers accepted ·83.0% yield onnew offers
247 net admits1 ·199 matriculated · 80.6% yield on net admits
48% women ·39% students of color · 24 average age ·33 states represented
19% directly from undergrad ·43% 1-2 years out ·39% 2+ years out

1In contrastto the new offers amount, which provides the number of new offers made during the 2012-13 admissions cycle, the net admits number takes into account prior deferrals that are part of the incoming class and deducts new deferrals that willnot be part of the incoming class.

3.13 3.82 3.90 3.97 4.23

152 170173176 180

72 undergraduate institutions represented:

Amherst College

Barnard College

Brandeis University

Brigham Young University

Brown University

Bryn Mawr College

Claremont McKenna College

Clemson University

College of Charleston

College of William and Mary

Columbia University - Columbia College

Connecticut College

Cornell University

Dartmouth College

Duke University

Fordham University

George Washington University


Hamilton College

Harvard University

Howard University


Macalester College

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

McGill University

Michigan State University

Middlebury College

Morehouse College

Mount Holyoke College

New York University

Northwestern University

Pomona College

Princeton University

Rice University

Saint Louis University

Seattle University

Sewanee: The University of the South

Stanford University

Swarthmore College

Texas A & M University

The City College, CUNY

United States Air Force Academy

United States Military Academy

University of Arkansas

University of California - Berkeley

University of California - Irvine

University of California - Los Angeles

University of Chicago

University of Connecticut - Storrs

University of Florida

University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

University of Maryland

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

University of Nebraska

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

University of Northern Colorado

University of Notre Dame

University of Pennsylvania

University of Sydney

University of Texas - Austin

University of Toronto

University of Virginia

University of Washington

Vanderbilt University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Wake Forest University

Washington and Lee University

Washington University

Wesleyan University

Williams College

Yale University

Yeshiva University