Recent and New Class Profiles (helpful information for reapplying)

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  1. TwinsDad

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    I would recommend that those that did not make the class of 2014 reevaluate their applications and their intentions. The first question to answer is "do I truly want to go to the Academy". If the answer is still yes, then by all means reapply and when you do, remember that in your application, you must not only have good grades, SAT scores and sports but you must also convince the admissions board that you truly want a career in the Coast Guard because that is truly what the Academy is about. I would also suggest that you submit new essays and apply early leaving yourself time to submit supplemental information if suggested by admissions. Looking at the SAT scores from prior years gives you an idea as what is required to actually get in. If your scores are below those averages, then perhaps you should take an SAT review course or at least purchase a book and diligently review practice exams before retaking the SATs. Since this was suggested to us only two weeks before the last available SAT test, my son purchased the book and diligently studied practice exams every day for the remaining 2 weeks. He was able to get his combined score of 1140 to 1200 in the two weeks. When resubmitting your application, make sure that you give it your absolutely best shot. Good luck to all future cadets. The Coast Guard Academy is a fantastic school leading to a fantastic career of service.


    Class of 2012
    http://www.uscga.edu/display.aspx?id=6437

    U.S. cadets hail from 41 states with five U.S. students coming from Germany, Japan, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
    79% of the intends to major in engineering, math or science.
    28% are female and 13% are from underrepresented racial groups.
    Over 50% come from families whose immediate members are in or were in a branch of the U.S. military.
    Overall, the SAT average for the class is 1260 (critical reading and math).
    2804 students submitted an application; 380 were offered appointments and 294 individuals will swear-in on R-Day.


    Class of 2013
    1,672 completed the application process
    411 appointments were offered
    288 cadets were sworn in
    32% in the top 5% of high school class
    49% in the top 10% of high school class
    83% in the top 25% of high school class
    99% in the top 50% of high school class
    79% earned a varsity letter in high school
    50% were team captains in high school
    29% were in a band or orchestra
    28% were officers in student government
    45% attended AIM
    66% intend a technical major
    34% intend a major in Government or Management
    Standardized Test Scores:
    • Median SAT: 635 Math, 605 Verbal, 1240 Combined
    • Median ACT: 28 Math, 27 English


    Class of 2014
    http://www.cga.edu/display1.aspx?id=340

    2,223 completed the application process
    385 appointments were offered
    289 cadets were sworn in
    51% in the top 10% of high school class
    87% in the top 25% of high school class
    99% in the top 50% of high school class
    79% earned a varsity letter in high school
    50% were team captains in high school
    Standardized Test Scores:
    • Median SAT: 637 Math, 604 Verbal, 1241 Combined
    • Median ACT: 28 Math, 27 English
     
  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    What I'm seeing here....even years are slightly smarter, or more impressive, than odd years....


    That's certainly how it plays out in the real world as well! :wink::biggrin:
     
  3. BR2011

    BR2011 USAFA Cadet

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    actually, of the three classes there now, 2011 has the highest overall gpa. Last time i checked 2011 was an odd number....
     
  4. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I would hope the senior class has the highest GPA....

    those 2/c and 1/c semesters pad the stats a bit! Those were my rebound years.

    Or are we talking HS GPAs?
     
  5. officer

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    Ya'll forgot the most important tid-bit of all...look at all the swabs from The Great State of TEXAS :shake: :thumb:

    Texas Cadet/Prep Count
    15 - 1st Class (2011)
    11 - 2nd Class (2012)
    17 - 3rd Class (2013)
    24 - Entering Swabs (2014)
    6 Preps (2015)
     
  6. BR2011

    BR2011 USAFA Cadet

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    i don't know too many engineers whose gpa's were padded by classes they took 2/c year.
     
  7. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I do. And I know MANY engineers who did well their final year.


    Reasoning is....4/c year nearly everyone takes the same classes. Yes, you will take some courses that you like. You will also take a number of classes that you do not like. 3/c year you will still take a number of classes that all of your classmates take. You also have some of your major-specific classes.

    2/c year isn't COMPLETELY easy because not only are you focused on academics, but you're also focused on training your 4/c. Still you're focused on classes that interest you, and you will be with your core group of friends in your major.

    Finally 1/c has a number of electives available and you are filling a more administrative role. You're also well adapted to cadet life by that point.

    In my final two years; my GPA increased.
     
  8. YankeesFan

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    They must not have liked my essays because I'm pretty far above the statistics. I'll have to work hard on improving those this year. The medical probably hurt too.

    -Andrew
     
  9. Luigi59

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    Updated Class of 2014 stats: (4,580 total applications)

    • 2,223 completed the application process
    • 385 appointments were offered
    • 289 cadets were sworn in
    • 51% in the top 10% of high school class
    • 87% in the top 25% of high school class
    • 99% in the top 50% of high school class
    • 86% earned a varsity letter in high school
    • 60% were team captains in high school
    • 48% were Student Council or club officer
    • 42% have a parent who has served in the military
    • 41% attended AIM
    • 13% attended the CGA Scholars (prep)program
    • 76% intend a technical major
    • 212/300 is the average applicant PFE score
    • 28% were band or chorus member
    • Standardized Test Scores:
    • • Median SAT: 637 Math, 604 Verbal, 1241 Combined
    • • Median ACT: 28 Math, 27 Reading
     

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