Yale-NUS College will welcome 177 students to the Class of 2018, when it begins its second year in August 2014. This is an increase from 155 in its pioneer batch. The College attracted 12,000 applications, 600 more than last year. The College stated that its plan to grow its annual class size to 250 students over the next few years is on track. This year’s intake comes from 35 countries, with Singaporeans making up 60 per cent. The US is next at 10 per cent, followed by India and South Korea, both at 3 per cent, while 54 per cent of the students are female.