I can confirm the incoming class is roughly 264 including CGAS which is smaller than previous class sizes of the past 2 years thus it will be much more competitive this year
This is about what we were told - incoming class would be approximately 270 - meaning that is how many would accept and show up on Day 1.
Not sure where you got your information from but my DS is a current scholar at NAPS and he was told otherwise. He told me yesterday that he was told 230 Apointments were given out in early action and roughly 45% were girls. That doesn't include the regular admission or the estimated 60ish incoming Scholars.
Unfortunately, our kids aren't often reliable sources of information. According to the USCGA admissions department, here are the stats for Class of 2022 from early admission action decisions:
Early Action for the Class of 2022 was completed yesterday and the final group of decision letters was posted last night. For those who may not be familiar with our selection process, we conduct a thorough holistic review of every record and it's not unusual for up to six faculty and/or Admissions staff members to have read an application before a final decision is made by our Director of Admissions. We release decisions as soon as they're finalized, but the process always takes two or three weeks and could take a month or longer if a record needs to be reviewed for our CGAS (Prep School) Program after it has initially been reviewed for direct appointment. Congratulations to those receiving appointments and I would encourage anyone who did not to contact their Admissions Officer in April/May for guidance on reapplying to the Class of 2023 should they remain interested in attending the Coast Guard Academy.
These Early Action statistics have been approved for release and we're looking forward to bringing in another great class!
39 CGAS Appointments
Of the 189 appointments to the Class of 2022...
49% AIM Graduates
Average ACT Scores: 32 E 31 M 8 W
Average SAT Scores: 675 ERW 710 M 6 W (from Essay)
Average HS Rank: 13% (includes reported and calculated HSRs)
Average GPA: 3.83 (unweighted GPAs converted to a 4.00 scale)
Average PFE Score: 222
43 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are represented in addition to U.S. citizens living in Ecuador and Jordan
Your son's number is close - the total number of appointments offered was 228 - but 39 of them were to the CGAS. Please note that the number of kids offered a commission does not equal the number who will take the oath on Day 1. There will be kids who decline their offer, kids who can't get medically approved, kids who fail drug test, kids who get injured, etc., etc. Admissions know what their percentage yield will be, so offer the number of appointments that will give them their desired number.