Entering Class Profile

Fun Facts About the Class of 2012

This class has collectively lived or worked in:

Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, France, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, The Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, Venezuela, Yemen

And can read and speak the following languages:

Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Attic Greek, Cantonese, Czech, Danish, Egyptian, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kashmiri, Kikuyu, Korean, Kurdish, Latin, Mandarin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Quechua, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Urdu


Members of the class include:

      • A Bollywood actress
      • A trapeze artist
      • A professional equestrian
      • An FBI lab scientist
      • A competitive Irish step dancer
      • The owner of a natural food company
      • A Cantonese opera singer
      • A violin maker
      • A DIA intelligence officer
      • Musicians who have performed at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall
      • A Wheel of Fortune College Week participant
      • A Jeopardy College Championship participant
      • A published novelist
      • A casino cocktail waitress
      • A speechwriter for Costa Rican President Oscar Arias
      • A speechwriter for former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
      • A Poi fire-spinner
      • A velodrome bicycle racer 
      • A Naval Officer
      • 35 graduate degrees
      • 3 black-belt martial artists
      • A Girl Scout Gold Award recipient

Class of 2012 Profile

3363 applicants    ·    270 accepted    ·    214 matriculated
51% women   ·    26% students of color    ·    24 median age
38 states represented  


 3.35                3.82                     3.90                   3.96                    4.22            
 Low                          25%                         Median                         75%                              High

152                       170                      173                       176                    180      
Low                              25%                            Median                              75%                          High

76 undergraduate institutions represented:   

American University

American University of Beirut

Amherst College

Arizona State University

Barnard College

Bob Jones University

Boston College

Brigham Young University

Brown University

Carnegie Mellon University

Columbia College, Columbia University

Cornell University

Creighton University

Dartmouth College

Dickinson College

Duke University

Fordham University

Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University

George Washington University

Georgetown University

Harvard College

Howard University

Indiana University

Louisiana State University

Loyola College in Maryland

Loyola University - Chicago

McGill University

Morehouse College

Mount Holyoke College

New York University

Northwestern University

Oberlin College

Ohio State University

Pennsylvania State University

Princeton University

Rutgers College

Scripps College

Seattle University

Spelman College

St. John's University

Stanford University

Swarthmore College

UC Berkeley

UC Irvine

United States Naval Academy

University of Alabama

University of Arkansas

University of Chicago

University of Connecticut

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Iowa

University of Kansas

University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Miami

University of Michigan

University of Missouri - Kansas City

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Oregon

University of Oxford

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

University of Tennessee

University of Texas

University of Tulsa

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin

University of Southern California

Vanderbilt University

Virginia Tech

Washington and Lee University

Washington University

Wellesley College

Wesleyan University

Yale College

Yeshiva University