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

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
15%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020 May 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
5%
Out-Of-State Students
95%
64%
Submitting ACT
75%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 29
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1300
0
1600
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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

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
55%
20-39 Students
44%
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100
84%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
85%
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

Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1358

Aid & Grants

Student Loans

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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
65%
35%
Student Organizations
70
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
100%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Objee the Bear
School Colors
Orange/Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
No
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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 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
The Coast Guard Academy is not for the faint of heart. It is emotionally, physically, and mentally tough, but that means it will make you emotionally, physically, and mentally tougher. Despite the difficulty, I would't want to be anywhere else because this school takes me to amazing places and will continue to provide me with spectacular opportunities well after I graduate.
Brandon from Camden, NC
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.