Let me start there. What’s the average successful applicant look like, and is that my daughter. From the USNA website, out of 11,259 applicants in 2009 (roughly 10% were admitted. Roughly 25% became qualified), I get:
Combined SAT & American College Testing (ACT) Program Scores
Don’t know yet. Zoe’s taken PSAT’s. This looks like a wide range. Doable.
Rank in High School Class
She’s in Honors classes and knows she has to take the AP ones.
School Honors and Activities
|Student body/council/government president or vice president||9%|
|Class president or vice president||9%|
|School club president or vice president||25%|
|School publication staff||24%|
|National Honor Society||59%|
|Varsity letter winner||85%|
|Dramatics, public speaking, debating||85%|
|Leader of musical group||9%|
|Eagle Scout/Gold Award||13%|
|Boys/Girls State or Nation||14%|
|Reserve Officer Training Programs||10%|
Zoe’s not into school politics, but does music and sports. She’s on the journalism staff, but other than that she’s kinda shy.
The Class of 2009 includes 22.3% (272) minority midshipmen with ethnic backgrounds as follows: African Americans (69), Hispanics (115), Asian Americans (40), Native Americans (29), and Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders (19).
We got that one–Asian.
The Class of 2009 includes 19.3% (235) women.
The Class of 2009 includes 53 sons and 16 daughters of Naval Academy alumni (5.6%).
…and female, but not a son or daughter of a USNA alumni.
It’s a start.