Orientation 2017

Get to know the Class of 2021

The Class of 2021 was selected from a competitive applicant pool of nearly 6,400 students from 46 states and 106 countries.

The result: 729 first-year students and 10 transfer students from 30 states and 13 countries.

These are students who are already familiar with doing great work—79% of the incoming class regularly participated in volunteer service, with 22 serving as Eagle Scouts or Girl Scouts—one of whom built a tool shed for a community farm. Other students have started a recycling initiative at their school, founded a club to advocate for problems faced by women around the world, worked with and cared for endangered elephants in Thailand, and received a U.S. Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

They are also academically talented and committed to learning. One student was a member of a pediatric endocrinology research team working to identify better ways to diagnose growth hormone deficiencies. Two others worked on a Civil War camp and prison excavation site and served as a reenactor for Revolutionary War, Civil War, and World War II reenactments. Read more