Wofford College’s Class of 2025 has gotten settled in on campus. The class has 461 students who were selected from the largest applicant pool in the college’s 167-year history. This was the most selective class ever. The college also added 22 transfer students.

“We’re confident you have what it takes to be successful here,” says Brand Stille, Wofford’s vice president for enrollment, while greeting first-year students during orientation. “We’re convinced you will contribute in a positive way to this community. And last, but not least, we’re all here to help you succeed.”

The class has the highest GPA for an entering class at Wofford, 4.0 (3.77 recalculated). It’s also the most diverse class in the college’s history, with 24% being from groups underrepresented in higher education.

“Simply stated, you are the best prepared and most diverse first-year class in Wofford history,” Stille says.

The class has students from 24 states and nine countries, including students from as far away as Cape Town, South Africa, and Accra, Ghana.

Facts about the Class of 2025:

  • There are 235 men and 226 women.
  • 44% are from outside of South Carolina.
  • 154 team captains (6 of 3 teams).
  • 116 legacy students.
  • 109 student-athletes.
  • 76 Palmetto Fellows.
  • 53 first-generation college students.
  • 43 attended Boys (25) and Girls (18) State.
  • 41 club presidents.
  • 15 editors of a high school publication.
  • 11 Eagle Scout/Gold Award recipients.
  • 11 valedictorians(9)/salutatorians(2).
  • 10 student body presidents.

The class also includes AP Scholars with distinction; a national champion jazz dancer; a two-time national champion clogger; state champions in lacrosse, golf, soccer, swimming, football and ice hockey; a black belt in karate; a nationally certified emergency medical technician; a poet who is writing a series dedicated to the Mars Rover Perseverance; all-state performers in basketball and fishing; a high school All-American in baseball; multiple skydivers; a South Carolina state champion golfer; a student who plays eight instruments; an author; someone who appeared on “America’s Got Talent” and the winner of the Miss South Carolina Teen talent competition.