Incoming Mines Students to whitewash mountainside M
GOLDEN, Colo., Aug. 19, 2011 – Colorado School of Mines will once again kick off the academic year with the traditional M Climb up Mount Zion on Aug. 22.
Incoming students will assemble with their 10-pound rocks and hike to the university’s mountainside M to add a fresh coat of whitewash to the monument. Mines President Bill Scoggins, faculty and staff will cheer them on along the route.
This year’s incoming class at a glance:
- 975 students (886 freshmen and 94 transfer students)
- 60.5 percent Colorado residents, 39.5 percent from 43 states and Canadian provinces, and 16 foreign countries
- 25 percent of the class are women
- 13 percent are ethnic minorities and 3.9 percent identify themselves as multi-racial
- The Class of 2015 is the most academically prepared new freshman class in Mines history with average ACT composite scores of 29, average SAT composites of 1290 and an average high school GPA of 3.8 on a four point scale
David Tauchen, Public Relations Specialist / 303-273-3088 / DTauchen@mines.edu
Karen Gilbert, Director of Public Relations / 303-273-3541 / KGilbert@mines.edu