USNA Class of 2016 Profile

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  1. bandad

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    Didn't see this posted, so see below data and link

    CLASS SIZE
    Men ......................................................... 917
    Women............................................................ 294
    Total .............................................................. 1,211

    COMPOSITION
    Top 10%.......................................................... 56%
    Top 25%.......................................................... 71%
    Top Third of H.S. Class................................. 87%
    Varsity athletics............................................. 89%
    Community Service....................................... 87%
    Dramatics, Public Speaking or Debating ... 67%
    Student Body Leader.................................... 66%
    Captain/Co-Captain of Sports Team............ 63%
    National Honor Society................................. 63%
    Church Group................................................ 52%

    COLLEGE BOARD DATA
    Middle 50th percentile*
    Verbal 560-670 Math 600-700

    http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/documents/ClassPortrait.pdf
     
  2. AikiBudo

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    Bandad - it looks like your link goes to the Class of 2015 profile. I see some of the 2016 information under the Public Affairs Office press releases (http://www.usna.edu/PAO/pressreleases/063-12_Class_of_2016_Statistics.htm) but it doesn't look like they have posted the full profile yet. I don't see the SAT scores ranges you posted. I did see that they are using an official applicant number of 20,601. It will be interesting to see how USN&WR reports that number this fall when they come out with their rankings.
     
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    Am I missing something? That link also goes to the 2015 class profile. The class portrait on the USNA main website is still the 2015 class.
     
  5. Packer

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    It says 2016 when I click on it.
     
  6. AikiBudo

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    Very Weird. When I click both the links they go to the 2015 profile. I had two other people in my house look at to make sure I hadn't finally lost it. Maybe my computer has a bias for 2015:smile:
     
  7. kinnem

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    I get the 2015 profile as well. That's the internet for you. Maybe its my not so smart phone?
     
  8. bandad

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    Weird. I have been watching usna.edu for the class of 2016 profile. I saw it up this morning, copy/pasted some of the stats here, and copy/pasted the link. Looks now like the link is pointing back to the 2015 profile. I guess we need to wait and see for the final update. Notice the stats I copied and pasted are different than the data from the class of 2015.
     
  9. Packer

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    I get the 2015 profile now.
     
  10. Vista123

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    Having some technical difficulties on my end as well so I am
    Unsure if I read them Correctly. Does it appear to anyone else that the test scores lowered? (I'm sorry if I read this wrong)
     
  11. time2

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    I believe their website uses that same link every year and they only post the stats of the most recent class. Perhaps they are still in the process of switching over to the 2016 stats, but had already changed the display to show 2016, even though 2015 information is still there. As with most websites, there are probably several things that need updating annually and they don't all happen at the same time.
     
  12. Craig

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    2016

    If you go the the United States Naval Academy Facebook page there is a recent post for eTridnet. Click in that. There are some articles in the etrident. One is the link the 2016 profile.
     
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    Just received our September/October issue of “Shipmate,” the monthly magazine put out by the USNA Alumni Association. Appearing in this issue is the Class of 2016 Profile and an accompanying story written by Vice Admiral Michael H. Miller. This newest class set the record on several fronts:

    “The Class of 2016 established yet another admissions benchmark, setting the record at 20,601 applicants. Of those applications, we extended offers of appointment to only 1,394 candidates after a rigorous and competitive evaluation process. 1,211 of the 1,394 offers of appointment were accepted, indicating clearly the extent to which a USNA appointment is valued. For comparison, USNA’s rate of acceptance was 86.9 percent, compared with just 76 percent at Harvard, 70 percent at Stanford and 65 percent for MIT.”

    Further on he says, “Academically, this plebe class had the highest number of overall course validations of any class to enter USNA. They also hold the record for total validations per midshipman and individual validations in language, leadership/ethics/law, mathematics and chemistry.”

    “Plebe Summer for the Class of 2016 was one of the best ever. Physical Readiness Test (PRT) scores were up, attrition was down and combat arms skills were superb. …Overall, the Class of 2016 had a final PRT passing rate of 97.5 percent, with more than 81 percent of the participants scoring an A or B. This includes 45 plebes who turned in a perfect PRT score of 101 pushups in two minutes (85 for women), followed by 101 sit-ups in two minutes (men and women), followed by a 1.5 mile run in under 8:15 (9:35 for women).”

    “Despite a very demanding Plebe Summer that included the hottest July ever recorded in the U.S. (.2 degrees hotter than the Class of 40’s Plebe Summer, previously noted as hottest on record), the Class of 2016 had one of the lowest attrition rates on record at the Naval Academy. By Parent’s Weekend, only 20 plebes out of 1,211 had voluntarily resigned. The low attrition rate is a testimony to our admissions team, the professional leadership of the first class detailers and the persistence and resilience of the Class of 2016.”

    “Finally, the Class of 2016 distinguished itself for marksmanship with some of the highest numbers on record qualifying as sharpshooter or expert in rifle or pistol. Plebes put ordnance on target as 98 percent of the class qualified marksman or better with rifle and 99 percent qualified with pistol.”


    Pretty impressive stats – congratulations to the Class of 2016 and good luck to current candidates!
     
  15. Texanmom

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    So by these numbers, if you have 354 kids coming in from prep schools and college, and 76% of them are male, then you have 269 spots in the male contingent taken. That leaves only 648 spots that were really up for grabs by a high school boy. Almost 1/3 of the slots are taken by post-high school prep programs. YEEK!!!
     
  16. usnabgo08

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    Shouldn't come too much as a surprise...the "1/3" percentage is what is always stated in the class profile coming from post-high school studies (regardless of sex).
     
  17. dunninla

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    I see the same thing. Summing the 75% Math and 75% CR for the last four admitted classes reads like this:

    2013: 1400
    2014: 1400
    2015: 1450
    2016: 1370

    Looks to me that 2015 may have used another method, or is a typo. That's too huge a swing.
     
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  18. AikiBudo

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    Class of 2015 numbers are correct - no typo and the calculation for the middle 50% of scores is always done the same way. Looks like a big drop from 2015 to 2016 in both the cutoff for the 75% percentile and the average.
     
  19. dunninla

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    I assume then that you were the one who typed the data and the 1450 into the Class Profile page? You're quite definite about it not being a typo, so I have to assume you were there...

    Not intending to bust your chops, but certainty is a hard thing to come by.

    Perhaps so, but if you go back to the class of 2012 Class Profile and earlier, the 50% data is not presented. e.g http://www.usna.org/2011profile.html and http://www.usna.org/2012profile.html Further, USNA doesn't adhere to the Common Data Set reporting format, so it isn't possible to pull those SAT data from anywhere other than the USNA to check for possible typos or methodological inconsistencies, that I am aware of.

    For example, is it possible that the Class of 2015 Profile used SAT data from only High School applicants, and not from Applicants with college (i.e reapplicants from civilian college, and USMAPS)? To me the 1370 isn't so much outlying as is the change from 1400, 1400, them boom... 1450. Why the huge jump from 2013 and 2014 to 2015? It is more reasonable to assume a difference was used in the methodology than to assume that Admissions changed their selection crieteria in favor of super high SAT scores (in realative comparison to Class Rank, Leadership, Athletics?). I have never seen a college jump 50 points in 75th percentile SAT, much less 30 points. Check 20 year longitudinal SAT data for all the top 50 colleges in the country, and you'll see the scores rarely change by more than 10 points from one Admissions year to the next. The average jump is about 1-3 points per year, going back at least 20 years.

    50 points is unprecedented and likely a result of a typo or methodological difference in collecting the data for the Class of 2015.
     
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  20. AikiBudo

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    I like how you bust my chops then say that you don't intend to bust my chops - nice:smile: The SAT figure for the class of 2015 is not a "typo" in the profile in that it was the figure released by USNA not only in the profile but in the media kit to organizations and publications and was used by the Commandant and the Dean in their presentations (I was there). Could it be an error? - sure it could, so could the other figures you quote. The SAT 50% percentile figure has been (supposedly) calculated the same way since USNA starting using that figure to more align with the way most other colleges report their scores.
     

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