United States Coast Guard Academy

New London, CT, USA
4.07 Average Rating

The United States Coast Guard Academy is a service academy located in coastal Connecticut and the only military academy overseen by the Department of Homeland Security. The Coast Guard offers bachelor’s degrees in nine professional or engineering majors and all graduates are designated Ensigns of the Coast Guard. As a service academy, students attend the USCGA tuition-free in exchange for five years of service in the US Coast Guard. All new cadets are required to pass a 7-week initiation of physical and mental tests known as Swab Summer, culminating in a Shoulder Board Ceremony and promotion to Fourth Class Cadets.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In-State Students
5%
Out-Of-State Students
93%
0
100
51%
Acceptance Rate

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. October 15, 2018
Fall Regular Decision January 4, 2019 May 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,044
Total Number of Undergrads
1,044
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • Honors Program
0
100
82%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
82%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
7:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Students Receiving Financial Aid
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
88%
12%
Student Organizations
70
Size of Town
City: Small
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Washington
San Francisco
Boston
New London
Norfolk
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
100%
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What Students Are Saying

4.07 Average Rating
The Coast Guard Academy is an institute for leadership. This is no ordinary college. The primary mission is to develop young leaders into mentally tough, physically fit and academically strong officers in the Coast Guard.
The Coast Guard Academy is a highly competitive school, both academically and militarily. I have been faced with my hardest challenges here. I would make the choice to come here a thousand times over.
Chase from Allyn, WA

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