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This year’s freshman class at Missouri S&T. Photos by B.A. Rupert

The 142nd freshman class — plus more than 380 transfer students — have descended upon the Missouri S&T campus. Although the majority already call Missouri home, they also represent more than 30 states and six foreign countries.


Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader and mascot Joe Miner join the students during Opening Week 2012


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Despite their far-flung hometowns and varied backgrounds, one thing is certain. This new student class is talented. And smart. With an average ACT score of 27.8 and nearly 90 valedictorians and salutatorians (you know who you are), this class is serious about its academics. A quarter of the group will be the first in their families to attend college.

Compared to the last three new-student classes, more plan to work while enrolled at S&T (83 percent), have already chosen a specific major (80 percent) and plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in four years or less (68 percent).

Want to know more about the Class of 2016? Here are a few more stats about this year’s freshman class:


44 percent would like to complete some course work in a foreign nation or study abroad.
90 percent are on one or more social networks (79 percent mainly use Facebook, 14 percent prefer Twitter).
23 percent play video games 11 or more hours per week.
98 percent will bring a personal computer to campus.
95 percent plan to meet with faculty outside of the classroom/lab.

by Mindy Limback

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