Fun facts about C of C class of 2018

  • Monday, August 18, 2014

The College of Charleston welcomes the class of 2018 and you might even recognize some of them.

Remember the guy who caught Lee Westwood’s flying golf ball at the U.S. Open and made ESPN’s Top 10 Plays of the Day? He’s now a Cougar.

Do you know the names John and Edward Rutledge (think Rutledge Street and Rutledge House)? One of their ancestors is a member of the class of 2018.

Here are some other fun facts:

The most popular birthday is Dec. 20, 1995.

The most common names that males and females share are Hunter, Jordan and Logan.

Wando High School is sending more students than any other school in the nation (88).

One incoming freshman is the 14th person in her family to attend the College of Charleston.

Most popular South Carolina hometowns:

Mount Pleasant





Myrtle Beach

Most popular out-of-state hometowns:

Charlotte, North Carolina

Atlanta, Georgia

New York, New York

Potomac, Maryland

Greensboro, North Carolina

Basking Ridge, New Jersey

The class of 2018 are world travelers, explorers, entrepreneurs and top scholars. They’re already making an impact on the world and have shown their commitment to the College – one student is the 14th person in her family to attend!

Class of 2018: By the Numbers

2,242 Number of freshmen

39 Number of states represented in addition to the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands

12 Number of countries represented

13 Number of students born on December 20, 1995

89 Number of students from one state other than the Carolinas

6,565 Number of miles traveled to the College of Charleston by the student who lives farthest away (from Hokkaido, Japan).

35 Highest ACT score

1520 Highest SAT score

5.23 Highest GPA

946 Number of different high schools attended

Class of 2018: A Closer Look

Most common female students’ names: Emily, Hannah, Sarah.

Most common male students’ names: Andrew, Matthew, Michael.

Top names that males and females share: Hunter, Jordan, Logan.

Most popular birth month: July (201 students)

Largest South Carolina feeder high schools: Wando High School (88), Lexington High School (34), Charleston County School of the Arts (28), Fort Mill High School (27), West Ashley High School (26), Saint James High School (23), James Island Charter High School (23), Mauldin High School (22), Ashley Ridge High School (22), Wade Hampton High School (19).

Largest out of state feeder high schools: Ridge High School, New Jersey (7), Myers Park High School, North Carolina (6), Greenwich High School, Connecticutt (6), Winston Churchill High School, Maryland (5), Tabor Academy, Massachusetts (5).

Some of the represented countries include: Austria, Bermuda, Brazil, Denmark, Ecuador, Portugal, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United Kingdom.

The Class of 2018 includes:

A hip hop producer and amateur record engineer.

The youngest intern to ever be hired at Cynthia Rowley, New York City.

14 Eagle Scouts.

7 sets of twins.

A student who has had 13 family members attend the College of Charleston.

A student whose ancestors are John and Edward Rutledge.

A student who was on ESPN’s Top 10 Plays of the Day when he caugh Lee Westwood’s flying golf ball at the U.S. Open.

A student who danced at Joffrey Ballet School’s Jazz and Contemporary Division in NYC.

The first student in his high school’s history to graduate early and take dual enrollment courses.

A TEDx Youth Committee member.

Several entrepreneurs, including one student who started a tech company at 14 and a student who started a paddleboard company.

Students who have traveled the world including China, Taiwan, Spain and South Africa.

A Junior Olympic National competitor.

A prima ballerina and senior artist in the Chester County Ballet Company.

A second-degree black belt.

A student who has traveled to all 50 states (she finished with Hawaii this summer).

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