Class of 2021

By the Numbers:

Move-in day

Aug. 23, 2017

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First-time freshmen

970

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Females/males

65 percent/35 percent

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Identify as ethnically diverse

28 percent

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From Virginia

88 percent

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Number of states represented

26

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Foreign countries represented
include Argentina, Australia, Nepal, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.

Smartphones Rule

Over the summer, incoming first-year students were surveyed about the technology they planned to bring to campus. Most who responded said they would bring two key items – a smartphone and a laptop computer.

Of 729 responses, all but two students said they planned to bring a smartphone. Among them, 82 percent were iPhones and the rest Android and Windows phones.

Laptops? Of 748 respondents, 56 percent planned to bring Windows laptops, 39 percent Macs, and
2 percent Linux or Android laptops. Three percent would bring no laptop.

Desktop computers are decidedly unpopular with freshmen. Of 432 who responded, only 30 students, or 7 percent, planned to bring the relic of an earlier generation.

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