2015 Class Size

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  1. scoutpilot

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    To dispell any rumors, as a result of a recent admissions field force meeting, the official do-not-exceed class size for the Class of 2015 will be 1250 cadets. That does not mean that the class will be that large, but that is the largest it will be (according to the Regional Commander).

    As many of you know, last year there was a larger-than-normal class. After a lengthy discussion, we learned that the reason was two-fold. The better known of the two reasons was the LOA situation. Generally, about 81% of LOA recipients accept the offer. Last year, 88% accepted. Since more LOAs went out, this reflects approximately a 40-person increase in the number who accepted LOAs.

    The second reason was that last year, USMA was truly impressed with the candidates who applied and the admissions department, at the behest of the leadership, did not want to pass on so many "amazing kids" (in the words of the Regional Commander).

    What this means for candidates this year:

    FINISH YOUR FILE EARLY.

    They expect to send 300-400 LOAs this year, depending on how many each regional commander elects to send.

    If you want that LOA...FINISH YOUR FILE!

    Best of luck to all our candidates. If you have questions, ask.
     
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    scoutpilot: You are the third person that is involved with the USMA that has told me this same thing about USMA LOAs for the class of 2015. I think you might be telling the truth!:wink:
     
  3. scoutpilot

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    Thanks, aglages :wink:

    The goal is to be as helpful as possible. Tons of info came out of that meeting!
     
  4. mtnman17

    mtnman17 USMA Appointee 2015

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    Scout,

    Will there still be another 'round' of LOA's before the admissions office starts with appointments?
     
  5. scoutpilot

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    LOAs will continue to be sent through November. The LOA process is driven by each Regional Commander. At a minimum, the file must contain your basic paperwork, plus class rank, SAT/ACT and 6 semesters of transcripts. In the words of the RC, "anything can push a file into LOA territory...fantastic SOEs, a bunch of varisty letters and captain positions, etc., so it's important that candidates get things in to us as quickly as possible."

    Remember, though...LOAs aren't the be-all-end-all. Over two-thirds of the class won't have an LOA.
     
  6. bpu

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    Does anyone know the 2014 class size? I heard 1,400+ accepted but only 1386 showed up at R day. Heard like 100 didn't finish Beast since it was a hard summer, but also heard those were inflated rumors. How many started the academic year?
     
  7. scoutpilot

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    There was a little discussion about this yesterday. According to the RC, they admitted 1375. That may be slightly rounded off for conversation's sake, but I do not have any reason to believe that more than 1400 were admitted.

    As for how many quit, the big factor this year was the heat. As the RC said, "The new class likes to think that the Corps is secretly harder now, but our biggest problem was kids who simply couldn't acclimate to the heat and humidity of the oddly hot summer."
     
  8. mmb5

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    It was announced at R-Day that 1386 new cadets reported; a bulletin to parents from WP-ORG said that, at A-Day, 1306 were accepted.

    Nice to know that the class was recognized for talent and achievement, and that USMA was flexible enough to adjust.
     
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    What if my school doesn’t tell you class rank? Apparently it makes kids too competitive (I don’t agree but thats the rule), do they just not ignore that section for me and anybody who has a similar situation?
     
  10. AKH

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    My school system doesn't release students' class rank either but were willing to tell the academies, even if it was just a percentile like mine was. Even though we technically weren't allowed to look at it, it was included in my transcript with grades, school profile, test scores, etc.
     
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    If a school will not rank, your rank is roughly calculated using your percentile ranking from your standardized test scores.
     
  12. TheKnight

    TheKnight Class of 2014

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    1417 accepted appointments. And they told us that 1368 showed up on R-day. We entered re-orgy week with 1314. And the other day someone was telling me that we are down to 1308.

    Today the Supe mentioned at the Rutgers tailgate that 1375 were admitted. But on R-day they told our class that 1368 of us showed up.
     

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