Class of 2021 Stats

Round numbers 17,000 total applicants, 5,000+ noms

I understand that these are the average values, but during an interview I was told that there were closer to 21,000 applicants this year. I just wanted to confirm this.
There will be more info when USNA releases the class portrait for 2021

I don't think they release that information until, or after, plebe summer. That's just what I think from previous classes' portraits. By that time, that information will probably be useless to you.