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Amherst College surveyed its incoming freshman class and the demographic analysis of its Class of 2012 is pretty interesting. While, as mentioned in the title of this post, we were almost certainly much cooler than them when we were freshmen in college, it seems relatively likely that these kids have more iPhones than we did our first year of college…and iPhones are awesome. Anyway, here are some of the statistics from the article at Collision Detection:


Percentage of first-year applicants who applied online in 2003: 33%.
                      Percentage of applicants who did last year: 89%.

          By the end of August 2008 the total number of members and posts at the Amherst College                                           Class of 2012 Facebook group: 432 members and 3,225 posts.

           Students in the class of 2012 who registered computers, IPhones, game consoles, etc. on the                                      campus network by the end of the day on August 24th, the day they moved into their dorm                                            rooms: 370 students registered 443 devices.

           Number of students in the class of 2012 who brought desktop computers to campus: 14.

           Likelihood that a student with an iPhone/iTouch is in the class of 2012: approximately 1 in 2.

          Total number of students on campus this year that have landline phone service: 5.

          Mac or PC? Of the four classes currently on campus the classes of 2009 and 2010 are more                                         likely to own Windows, while the classes of 2011 and 2012 are more likely to own Macs.

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