As of Monday, 295 young women accepted appointments to the U.S. Naval Academy and that could result in the largest female class in the academy’s history since it began accepting women in 1976.
The dean of admissions, Stephen Latta, told the Naval Academy’s Board of Visitors, that the class of 2010 held the current record number of female students with 272 women. That was about 22 percent of the 2010 class.
Overall, the class of 2016 will be smaller, so the percentage of female students will be higher and could be more than 24 percent female.