First-Year Profile

Class of 2025

  • Total applications: 4,349
  • Accepted applications: 2,282

Enrollment

  • Number of first-year students: 459
  • Yield: 20.1%
  • Transfers: 22

Gender

  • Men: 235 (51%)
  • Women: 224 (49%)

Students of color

  • Total: 111 (24%)

Geographic distribution

  • Enrolled from South Carolina: 260 (57%)
  • Enrolled from out of state: 196 (43%)
  • Number of states represented: 24
  • Foreign countries represented: 9

School Distribution

  • Home-Schooled: 4
  • International Schools: 7
  • Private Schools: 161
  • Public Schools: 324

High School GPA

  • Average GPA: over 4.0
  • Average recalculated GPA: 3.77

The Class of 2025 has:

  • 154 team captains (six captained three teams).
  • 116 legacies.
  • 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) and Salutatorians (2).
  • 10 student body presidents.
  • 7 have a parent who works at Wofford.

First-year students include:

  • AP Scholars with Distinction.
  • A national champion jazz dancer.
  • A two-time national champion clogger.
  • State champions in lacrosse, golf, cross country, 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.
  • At least two who recently got tatoos.
  • A state champion golfer in South Carolina.

One of your classmates:

  • Plays eight instruments.
  • Published a book titled “The Aftermath of Human Impact.”
  • Won the talent competition at Miss South Carolina Teen.
  • Has 196 strike outs.
  • Spent a gap year in Jackson, Wy.
  • Can juggle four objects.
  • Appeared on America’s Got Talent.
  • Road tripped 6,000 miles this summer.
  • Named future governor by The State newspaper.
  • Lettered in four sports as a manager.
  • Attended two proms with three girls.
  • Taught himself the worm.
  • Met Dolly Parton.
  • Was bitten by a copperhead.
  • Loves to dance to Hannah Montana songs.
  • Recently took up the ukulele.
  • Has had five concussions, fallen out of the top of a tree, was once stung by 14 yellow jackets and holds the fastest time ever recorded at her local go cart track.