Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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IMSA Announces New Sophomore Class

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy welcomed 230 Illinois students as members of its sophomore class, the Class of 2015

The class represents schools and communities from throughout the state of Illinois.  Admission to IMSA’s residential college preparatory program is competitive.  The average SAT mathematics and critical reading scores for this years’ invited class, most of whom are high school freshmen, are 678 and 611 respectively. These scores are significantly higher than the national averages for college-bound seniors, one indication of the applicants' strong credentials. Enrolled students include 108 girls and 122 boys.

IMSA President Dr. Glenn W. “Max” McGee welcomed IMSA’s newest sophomore class.

“The state of Illinois can be proud of IMSA’s reputation for providing talented students with a world-class education, one that is sought after by prospective students and their families,” Dr. McGee said.

The internationally recognized Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) develops creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  As a teaching and learning laboratory created by the State of Illinois, IMSA enrolls academically talented Illinois students (grades 10-12) in its advanced, residential college preparatory program, and it serves thousands of educators and students in Illinois and beyond through innovative instructional programs that foster imagination and inquiry. IMSA also advances education through research, groundbreaking ventures and strategic partnerships. (

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