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USMA awaits Class of 2021


The 'haircut' is an iconic part of the R-Day ritual

WEST POINT – Over 1,200 students will report to the United States Military Academy on July 3 for Reception Day.

The class will include over 1,230 US citizens and 13 international students. Among them, 301 women, 450 minorities and seven combat veterans. The incoming class was selected from a pool of nearly 13,000 applicants.

“The quality and rich diversity of our students entering with the Class of 2021 is exceptional and representative of our nation’s best,” said Col. Deborah McDonald, director of admissions.

The class includes cadets from every state in the nation and international cadets entering under the sponsorship of their respective countries including Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Liberia, Malaysia, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.

During Reception Day, the new cadets will undergo administrative processing, be fitted with their initial issue of military clothing, receive haircuts, medical and physical evaluations, and begin their first lessons in marching, military courtesy and discipline.


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